Criminal Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars: The German Experience

Shestak, V.A. & Shiryaev, A.M. (2020). Criminal liability for accidents involving self-driving cars: the German experience. Technology of the XXI century in jurisprudence: Materials of The Second International Scientific-Practical Conference (22 May 2020). Yekaterinburg: Ural State Law University.

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Viktor Shestak

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Artur Shiryaev

MGIMO University

Date Written: May 22, 2020

Abstract

The paper deals with the issues of criminal liability for accidents involving driver-less cars under German law. Authors give the definition of a driver-less car under the law of Germany; analyze the circle of persons brought to criminal responsibility for crimes committed with the use of a driver-less car. The issues of criminal liability of a driver-less car manufacturer are considered separately.

Keywords: criminal liability, traffic crimes, unmanned vehicle, artificial intelligence, manufacturer, negligence

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Shestak, Viktor and Shiryaev, Artur, Criminal Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars: The German Experience (May 22, 2020). Shestak, V.A. & Shiryaev, A.M. (2020). Criminal liability for accidents involving self-driving cars: the German experience. Technology of the XXI century in jurisprudence: Materials of The Second International Scientific-Practical Conference (22 May 2020). Yekaterinburg: Ural State Law University., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3613638 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3613638

Viktor Shestak (Contact Author)

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) ( email )

Prospekt Vernadskogo, 76
Moscow, 119454
Russia

Artur Shiryaev

MGIMO University ( email )

Russia

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