Short term there remains to be a future for Car insurance with self driving cars....The first known death caused by a self-driving car was disclosed by Tesla this week, a development that is sure to cause consumers and insurers to second-guess the trust they put in the booming autonomous vehicle industry.
A Tesla Model S, with its self-driving mode enabled. In a statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had sent an investigative team to examine the vehicle and the crash site in Williston, Fla. Credit Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg DETROIT — The race by automakers and technology firms to develop self-driving cars has been fueled by the belief that computers can operate a vehicle more safely than human drivers. But that view is now in question after the revelation on Thursday that the driver of a Tesla Model S electric sedan was killed in an accident when the car was in self-driving mode. Federal regulators, who are in the early stages of setting guidelines for autonomous vehicles, have opened a formal investigation into the incident, which occurred on May 7 in Williston, Fla.