Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles
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The purpose of this project is to develop reform that enables people injured or killed in a crash involving an automated vehicle to access an equivalent level of care, treatment, benefits and compensation to that experienced by people injured or killed in an accident involving a vehicle controlled by a human driver.
In August 2019 Transport Ministers endorsed a national approach to insurance for automated vehicles that requires existing motor accident injury insurance schemes to provide cover for automated vehicle crash injuries. The approach is set out in NTC’s policy paper Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles.
Ministers responsible for motor accident injury insurance schemes, through the Board of Treasurers, will be asked to endorse the Transport Ministers’ decision.
Further work by all jurisdictions, with support of the NTC, will be required to:
- review insurers’ mechanisms to recover their claims costs
- create provisions enabling people involved in an automated vehicle crash to access MAII schemes
- develop a data access framework for MAII insurers to determine liability