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La nouvelle loi allemande sur les « voitures autonomes » : analyse comparative

ContributorsForster, Doris
Published inRevue internationale de droit comparé, vol. 76, no. 1, p. 141-166
Publication date2024

Progress around automated driving is attracting significant attention worldwide, in the domains of technology, politics, but also legal science. In 2021, Germany enacted the first law allowing level 4 automated driving outside of test phases. The law governs the technical requirements, the need for a technical supervisor, data handling, and the strict liability of the owner. Particularly noteworthy, as this is globally unique, is the fact that it regulates so-called ‘dilemma situations’ in the event of unavoidable accidents, for which it provides for mandatory human intervention by the technical supervisor. This article analyzes the contents of the law, places it in the context of international law, and concludes by comparing it with other regulatory approaches in Switzerland and Shenzen (China).The growing importance of product liability for intangible goods and for IA in general on the European scale is also part of the study.

  • Voitures autonomes
  • Product liability
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Convention de vienne
  • Droit allemand
  • Droit européen
  • Droit chinois
  • Droit international
  • Droit suisse
  • Dilemme
  • Humanisme digital
  • People-mover
  • Droit délictuel
  • Strassenverkehrsrecht
  • German law
  • Liability
Citation (ISO format)
FORSTER, Doris. La nouvelle loi allemande sur les « voitures autonomes » : analyse comparative. In: Revue internationale de droit comparé, 2024, vol. 76, n° 1, p. 141–166.
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ISSN of the journal0035-3337

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