Martin Ebers (Humboldt University of Berlin – Faculty of Law; University of Tartu, School of Law) has posted “Civil Liability for Autonomous Vehicles in Germany” on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This paper deals with civil liability for autonomous driving under German law, and is structured as follows: After an introduction (I.) the paper provides an overview of the current legal framework (II.), followed by an analysis of the liability of drivers (III.), technical supervisors (IV.), vehicle keepers (V.), manufacturers (VI.) and IT service providers (VII.). An additional section deals with the question of how autonomous vehicles would be integrated into the insurance system (VIII.), whereas the last section draws some final conclusions (IX.).