Entrepreneurs are currently trying to launch new kinds of car insurance companies for the self-driving cars of the future. But the very idea raises questions.
Who, for instance, is liable when a car that is self-directed via algorithms and on-board cameras gets in an accident or kills someone?
Traditional car insurance rates are determined by assessing risk, driver health, competence and car models. And it’s expensive. By some estimates, though, the cost of insurance could drop by 90% once enough self-driving cars are on the road.
And with auto manufacturers like Tesla beginning to sell cars with full self-driving capability, the future of car insurance is set to change forever, right now.