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BCLP Partner Marcus Pearl, co-leader of the Technology & Commercial Transactions Practice, and that group’s Principal Knowledge Development Lawyer, Anna Blest, contributed to a recently released report from Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk adviser, “Autonomous Vehicles: Change is Coming.” The report is part of an ongoing business development partnership with Marsh on autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Human error is the single largest cause of road accidents in the UK, reports Marsh. Automated driving systems could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and potentially save 3,900 lives over the next 10 years. But development of AVs also creates risks, regulatory/legal issues, and associated liabilities.

Marcus and Anna brought a legal perspective to the report, particularly in relation to the fragmented regulatory landscape and data privacy issues.

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