NerdWallet: Who’s at fault when your self-driving car crashes?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.

One day we’ll be able to let go of the wheel and truly let a computer do the driving. It’s less clear whether we’ll be able to wash our hands of car accidents — and car insurance.

Some auto makers, such as Audi and BMW, BMW, +0.47% hope to offer fully autonomous vehicles by the early 2020s. As autonomous cars begin hitting the streets in greater numbers, drivers should brace for confusion over exactly who should shoulder the financial burden in case of a wreck.

Levels of autonomy and driver participation

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