On Monday, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, discussed his plans to start converting Tesla’s electric cars into fully autonomous vehicles that will work as robotic taxis. These cars will soon be competing with rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.
The idea was presented Monday at Tesla’s Silicon Valley headquarters. While the self-driving ride-hailing service seems genius, it poses a safety hazard to the public. Musk acknowledged there will be a slight chance of some “fender benders.”
With no federal law in place that requires pre-approval for autonomous driving, these vehicles can be out on the roads as long as they meet federal safety standards. Musk can easily move forward with his plan to expand into the ride-hailing market.
With new technology developing and robotic taxis on the rise, traffic collisions are bound to happen with autonomous cars. If you were injured in an autonomous car accident, you may have countless questions regarding who’s at fault and who will pay for your medical bills.
If your injuries were sustained from a vehicle malfunction or defect, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. Because companies like Tesla have big insurance companies in place to protect them, you’ll want to work with an experienced accident attorney who has the reputation and resources needed to get you a fair settlement.
Laws concerning autonomous cars have not been settled, but Sweet James is at the forefront of the new law, technology, and strategies. If you were injured due to another’s negligence, we’ll fight to ensure you’re treated fairly and compensated fully for your losses.
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