Blockchain-based Liability Framework for Autonomous Vehicles

March 20th, 2018

Driverless cars will be a part of life in the very near future, but if we’re in accident, how do we decide who’s liable while maintaining our privacy? (Image credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Our article titled: “Who’s to blame when driverless cars have an accident?” has just been published on The Conversation.

The article discusses how to determine who’s liable in autonomous vehicle accidents based on sensor data from these vehicles. It highlights our recently proposed framework for using blockchain to enable trust in the sensor data from these vehicles and to track interactions with them before and after an accident happens.

This work is part of our Blockchain for IoT Security and Privacy project.

Read the full article at the Conversation. The article has also been republished by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the New Zealand Herald and followed up by interviews at TripleM and 2UE National Radios, and Sydney’s 2SER and Radio Adelaide.

A separate article was published by Computer World on the same topic.