Technology education tops regulators’ to-do list in 2017
Arguably the biggest questions asked of regulators and insurance companies will be how to underwrite policies on self-driving cars when they hit the street, according to Ian Adams, senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a non-profit public policy research organization.
“With autonomous vehicles you have to think about who is responsible for buying insurance,” said Adams, adding that driver experience will likely be irrelevant in such cases.
“The tech is being developed quickly. We get the sense that self-driving cars will appear in 2020 or 2021, right in line with these companies’ timelines,” he said.