What Crashing Autonomous Cars Tell Us About the Future of Product Liability

Uber has been there. Tesla has been there. And now a self-driving car from the Google self-driving subsidiary has been involved in an accident on the open road. (Though, to be fair, in Waymo’s case the incident was far less serious than those other deadly crashes, and was caused not by Waymo’s software but instead a human driver who veered into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist.) But, whatever the cause and severity, all of these cases have raised new questions about autonomous cars and the related liability issues…