Assistance devices and autonomous vehicles, or the fourth industrial revolution in the automotive industry. Reflections on criminal liability
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Department of Social Science, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities
Publication date: 2022-02-07
Cybersecurity and Law 2021;6(2):103–110
The fourth technical revolution has undoubtedly become a fact. It has affected, and that to a large extent, the automotive industry. Motor vehicles provided with driver-assistance systems have appeared, such as those warning of obstacles, maintaining a safe distance from preceding vehicles, informing of a blind spot, or autonomously automatically adjusting speed, slowing down, following navigation, etc., the role of the driver only being to indicate the destination. However, should the driver have full confidence in those systems, and allow for the mistakes they make, and what impact will this have on their possible criminal liability? These are the issues raised in the publication, which at the same time points out that the legal systems are absolutely not adapted to modern technologies, artificial intelligence, or the assessment of so-called robot drivers.
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