>>19001351>Only private aerospace and firearms have specific legislative protection and neither cover negligence of the manufacturer.
incorrect. any company can get legislative coverage for their negligence provided they are big enough>No precedent that suggest this would be different.
tobacco companies come to mind. they have known for years that cigarettes cause cancer. only recently have we found this out. so many died because of their negligence and to date, no one has been charged. Also the Takata airbags (no one charged, over 20 dead) and the Toyota accelerator pedal (89 dead, no one charged)
>Sure you can sue the driver, but when the average person only has $3k in savings good luck collecting a big judgement.
and this is why insurance companies will not support self driving cars or at the very least will make the premiums SO FUCKING HIGH that no normal person will be able to pay them. no money to be retrieved when something goes wrong