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Kill animals and destroy property before hurting humans, Germany tells future self-driving cars

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All that's needed is legislation that says in the event of an incident involving an autonomous vehicle, at which the fault could be attributable to behaviour (erroneous or as per design) of the car's software, then the developer and test team which signed it off are personally liable.

Specify a mandatory jail term for the culpable parties.

Putting the developers on the line would mean that they'd never want to sign the software off, just in case anything ever did go wrong.

All other questions then become moot.

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