By Kevin Reagan | East Valley Tribune
Who is liable for a car accident when no one’s driving the car?
That was one of several questions explored by experts in Arizona’s autonomous vehicle industry during a special symposium last Thursday as representatives from public and private sectors hashed out what the near future looks like for driverless cars.
As more self-driving cars move around the East Valley, stakeholders and policymakers gathered in Chandler to discuss how Arizona will adapt to the rapidly-developing technology.
“A lot of work needs to be done,” said Jill Sciarappo, senior marketing director for Intel, “and we need to come together to solve a lot of problems to make that happen.”
A reoccurring theme of the symposium, organized by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, involved the liability factors involving self-driving cars.
“That is an enormous issue,” said Patricia Doersch, an attorney specializing in transportation. “That’s a bear at the federal level.”