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UK government unveils driverless car insurance plans

Charlie Thomas 9 February 2017

The UK government plans to extend existing compulsory motor vehicle insurance legislation to cater for driverless cars, rather than introduce a first-party liability model, it announced today.

In a consultation response document published by the Department for Transport (DfT), the government said it had decided to make the minimum amount of legislative change to enable the market to develop appropriate automated vehicle insurance products.

The DfT has also rowed back from a proposal to extend compulsory motor insurance to cover...


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