Never Is Not Answer When Law Commission Asks Whether Driverless Cars Can Nudge Pedestrians

Rather amazingly, a legal peek into the future governance of autonomous vehicles has asked when it might be “required” for driverless cars to break the law – and the answer seems to be “plenty of times.” A joint consultation by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission has suggested creating a “digital Highway Code” that would allow carmakers to program AVs to exceed speed limits, drive up on to sidewalks and “edge through pedestrians.”