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MegaNodens t1_ivwgpcs wrote

How do accidents work with driverless cars? Like does the passenger have the obligation to stay with the car and get the other driver's insurance?


Ambiwlans t1_ivwssw1 wrote

At this point, a waymo rep will show up in like 45seconds. They often tail their own vehicles.

But yes, you're required to stay. Imagine you're a passenger in a crash and the driver dies. Same rules apply.


fuzzy_viscount t1_ivy06rw wrote

Yeah that’s not gonna be sustainable and completely eliminates a labor benefit if you still need a human.


Cueller t1_ivy9ey0 wrote

Its for testing. And in a downtown area they can just station an accident recover car.

Given they have a dozen cameras on the car, pretty easy to have a fully documented accident for the police.


MegaNodens t1_ivwuzy8 wrote

That makes sense, I suppose it's way too soon to have this sort of thing on anything but a very short leash.


muskateeer t1_ivwqsb4 wrote

It would be the same way it works with Uber. Of course the passenger wouldn't have to handle the incident.


charlie_nosurf t1_ivz2f1r wrote

Should be:

Car pulls over, new Waymo car is called immediately for passengers, passengers move to new car, driver of the other car/police wait for Waymo rep to arrive...

Or something like that.