‘What Should Tort Law Do When Autonomous Vehicles Crash?’

“This week it was announced that the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek will continue to be made available with a manual transmission. Each year we ‘save the manuals’ folks cringe as the drip, drip, drip of models no longer featuring stick shifts is announced. Each preservation of driver control of gear selection, such as that of the ’18 Crosstrek, is a ray of hope. It seems that the overwhelming majority of American motorists seem to prefer automatic transmissions, which is, of course, a form of self-driving. For in the hoopla attending the announcement of cars that park, steer and stop themselves, it is easy to forget that most already own cars that shift themselves …” (more)

[Michael Krauss, Forbes, 7 April]

Leave a Reply