Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles

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We developed 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.

Transport ministers agreed in August 2019 on a national approach to insurance for automated vehicles that requires existing motor accident injury insurance schemes to provide cover for automated vehicle crash injuries.

Timeline

September 2018
Issues analysis
October 2018
Discussion paper
October-December 2018
Public consultation
Early 2019
Options analysis
August 2019
Ministerial council meeting
August 2019
Policy paper

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, is 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

Latest news

The NTC today released a discussion paper examining whether there is a need to change existing compulsory motor accident injury insurance schemes to cover AVs.

The NTC today released two policy papers on the future regulation of automated vehicles (AVs) in Australia.

Contact us

Project manager Nicole McDonald
Contact email nmcdonald@ntc.gov.au