Driverless vehicles in fatal accidents: Who's to blame?

Festival of Social Science 2019

  • Fri 8 Nov 19

    16:30 - 19:30

  • Off Campus

    Senate House Library

  • Event speaker

    Dr Kakia Chatsiou and Dr Themistoklis Tzimas

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Festival of Social Science

  • Event organiser

    Government, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Kakia Chatsiou
    +44 (0)1206 87 3566

What happens when a driverless vehicle is involved in an accident? We ask who is responsible and how do we police this?

Driverless vehicles in fatal accidents: Who's to blame?

Join the general public, independent researchers, academics, regulators and professionals from the vehicle construction industry as we debate the legal and ethical future of driverless vehicles.

In a not so distant future, vehicles will capture and relay data from the environment, the driver and other vehicles on the road. This data driven interaction will create new legal and ethical issues, which will profoundly affect our laws and understanding of security. So how do we create a driverless car that works for all?

Dr. Kakia Chatsiou from the Department of Government will host this lively public discussion alongside academic and industry experts. This will run from 4.30pm - 7.30pm on Friday 8 November at Senate House Library in London and is open to both members of the public and professional experts. Anyone interested in the practical and ethical implications of driverless car technology will find this event enlightening.

This event is part of the nationwide Festival Of Social Science, it is open to the public and completely free of charge.

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