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This project supports jurisdictions to review injury insurance schemes to identify any necessary reforms to support automated vehicles.

Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles

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Purpose

The purpose of this project is to:

  • identify barriers to accessing compensation, under current motor accident injury insurance (MAII) schemes, for personal injuries and deaths caused by an ADS
  • seek feedback on whether existing MAII schemes, or alternative insurance models, should provide cover for such injuries and deaths.

Next steps

We are seeking feedback on our discussion paper Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles. Submissions are open until 12 December 2018.

Feedback from consultation will be used to develop policy directions and recommendations for the Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting in May 2019.

Background

This project is part of a broader national reform program for us, which aims to put end-to-end regulation in place to support the safe, commercial deployment of automated vehicles. In November 2016, the Transport and Infrastructure Council approved the development of a regulatory framework, which included the following recommendation:

Recommendation 7: That state and territory governments undertake a review of compulsory third-party and national injury insurance schemes to identify any eligibility barriers to accessing these schemes by occupants of an automated vehicle or those involved in a crash with an automated vehicle.
That, subject to the review of insurance schemes, each state and territory government amends its compulsory third-party insurance schemes in close consultation with each other and industry, and that resulting reforms are nationally consistent wherever possible.
Lead agency: States and territories to undertake reviews, and the NTC to report progress to the Transport and Infrastructure Council.

Since November 2016, the review’s scope has broadened to look at a wider range of options and consult across government. Feedback received from the discussion paper will be used to develop recommendations for consideration at the Council’s meeting in May 2019.

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Project Manager Nicole McDonald
Last Updated: 17/10/2018