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Re: autonomous driving license

This is a good question:

> I'm confused. Why would I need a licence if I'm in an autonomous car? I'm not the driver

Yes you are. :-) You are still in charge and you are responsible if you cause a prang. :-)

The same reason I had to have a licence, even if the autopilot was doing most of the flying.

Drawing from my flying experience, I would speculate the goal of such a licence is to certify that the driver is familiar with the operation and, perhaps more importantly, limitations of an automatic (not autonomous) driving system. Both so that he can operate it safely and that he can be held liable for his own (albeit hands-off) driving.

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