Thomas Flynn will be part of a panel discussion at the OIAA KW monthly meeting, which will look at autonomous driving systems and the implications for drivers and insurers.
There’s little doubt that autonomous vehicles are the future. Companies are pouring large sums of money into developing autonomous cars, from newcomers like Uber and Waymo, to more established manufacturers like GM and Volvo. But as we’ve seen with recent high-profile accidents, these systems aren’t ready yet and proposed timelines might prove to be overly aggressive. The legal, legislative, and ethical aspects of these systems need to be established before they can be put into widespread usage. And once they are out and about on public roads, how will human drivers handle interacting with them? How are manufacturers going to bridge the gap from semi-autonomous vehicles, like current Teslas, to full autonomy? There are already numerous questions and issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, and as they develop further it seems inevitable that even more will arise.