The road ahead: product liability and motor insurance implications of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act (the “Act”), which received Royal Assent on 19 July 2018, is an important step towards the UK Government meeting its target to have fully self-driving vehicles on UK roads by 2021. Its passage offers a fresh opportunity to consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for manufacturers, software developers and insurers interested in the automated vehicles space. Full implementation of the Act is expected through a series of statutory instruments during the next couple of years.

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