Motor liability won’t disappear with self-driving cars, says UnipolRe CEO

Motor liability is unlikely to disappear with the emergence of self-driving cars because the critical decisions will remain the responsibility of the driver, UnipolRe CEO Marc Sordoni told Intelligent Insurer. Car manufacturers are currently introducing new technology that makes driving safer such as lane assist or automatic emergency braking. But companies like Google, Uber and Tesla are researching on self-driving cars which could, theoretically, move the insurance liability completely to the manufacturer from the driver in case of an accident.