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Would it be legal to build a self driving car?

If you buy a large piece of land, closed to the public, then yes. You would need a license for your car to allow drivers to use it without hands on the wheel, or the driver will get arrested. But ...
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Who to sue if hit by an autonomous vehicle?

[if] the other driver is at fault then you can sue the other driver for the loss incurred. If the other driver was employed by a company [...] then that company is likely to pick up the bill... Not ...
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Who to sue if hit by an autonomous vehicle?

This is a general answer not specific to the UK, but I would imagine it would nonetheless apply generally. Autonomous vehicles with supervising/backup driver Most autonomous testing takes place with a ...
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Autonomous drone over private property

In the US, courts have generally held that your property rights do not extend into the sky without limit. In UNITED STATES v. CAUSBY et ux. The Supreme Court ruled that the skies above a certain ...
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Could self-checkouts sell alcohol without human approval?

A vending machine of this type was proposed and reported upon by the BBC this summer. It isn't clear if it has actually been approved by sale by English officials in charge of alcohol regulation.
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Does the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic prohibit driverless cars?

Why might this treaty be seen as an issue in Japan but not the US? In the U.S., when there is a conflict between a treaty and a statute enacted by Congress, the last enacted law controls. So, any U.S....
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How can Tesla (and others?) possibly be legally allowed to put these really crude "self-driving cars" into the general public's use?

“You don't put a newborn baby in the driver's seat and let it out on the road, hoping that it will gradually learn ...“ No, but you do put a 15, 16 or 17 year old (depending on jurisdiction) in the ...
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Could self-checkouts sell alcohol without human approval?

As long as you are happy to allow the machine to make the determination then you could allow it to sell alcohol on your licence. It would be no different to, say, scanning an ID card for validation. ...
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Commercial autonomous (delivery) robot using sidewalks

In the US, it is unlikely that there will be a uniform answer. In California, the technology is sidewalk-legal at the state level, as long as it is operated safely, and they are reputedly operating in ...
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