Car insurance firms unite to prepare for driverless cars

The top motor insurers in the UK have banded together to prepare for the inevitable surge of driverless cars to hit the market.

Admiral, Aviva and Direct Line are among the 11 insurers who plan to lobby the government on behalf of the industry as it legislates for the emergence of driverless tech on British roads.

The Automated Driving Insurance Group will see the industry consult with the government in an attempt to jointly form the law on the vehicles.

One issue insurers have to face is whether car owners, who will likely have no control of the vehicles, or car manufactures who programmed the vehicles will be liable for any driverless car collisions.

Just in December, Google was talking to UK officials with an eye to fast track its move into the UK market, one of its main concerns was how the vehicles will be insured.

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