Civil Liability for Autonomous Vehicles in Germany

39 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2022

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Martin Ebers

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law; University of Tartu, School of Law

Date Written: February 5, 2022

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.).

Suggested Citation

Ebers, Martin, Civil Liability for Autonomous Vehicles in Germany (February 5, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4027594 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4027594

Martin Ebers (Contact Author)

Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, D-10099
Germany

University of Tartu, School of Law ( email )

Tartu
Estonia

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