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Third-party cover fears on driverless cars

Jan 18, 2019 - Australian Financial Review

As automated vehicles move from science fiction to reality, one insurance provider is warning motorists and state governments could soon be footing the bill for the failures of multinational car manufacturers such as Google and Tesla.

The warning comes as the National Transport Commission grapples with the problem of how to design a compulsory third-party insurance regime in a world where there will not always be a human behind the wheel to take the blame for a crash.

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