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Autonomous vehicles: When technology takes the wheel

1 February 2018

In the longer term future, self-driving and autonomous vehicles will operate highly efficient Transport-as-a-Service, saving costs and fuel, decreasing traffic accidents, and eradicating charges of speeding and DUI.

For now, the period of transition sees these cars attempt to navigate the unpredictable actions of human drivers, raising numerous questions about liability and the data cars capture about us and our behaviours as they chauffeur us around.

Autonomous vehicles are beginning to take on driving jobs in what is predicted to be a near eradication of this type of work for humans in the next five to six years.

This Horizon Scanning snapshot examines the implications of autonomous vehicles in the longer term for solicitors, law firms and the legal sector.

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