Advanced, Automated and Electric Vehicle Law

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Advanced, Automated and Electric Vehicle Law


'A comprehensive and informative guide to the law, set in its historical and technical context, by an author with a deep understanding of transformative technology could not be more timely. I can think of no better guide in this field than Alex Glassbrook.'

From the Foreword by Mr Justice Sweeting

The era of advanced, automated and electric vehicles (AAEVs) has begun; the legal transformation is starting.

In July 2018, Parliament enacted the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018, legislating for electric vehicle charging and allowing a direct civil claim against the motor insurer of an automated, 'self-driving' vehicle. In May 2022, the UK government announced its intention to create a new legal category for e-scooters. In April 2023, a 'hands free' advanced driver assistance system was approved for use on certain motorways across England, Wales and Scotland.

On 8 November 2023 the Automated Vehicles Bill 2023-24 (HL Bill 1) had its first reading in Parliament.

Motor vehicle technologies have developed since the nineteenth century and have affected numerous aspects of our lives - from road safety to the environment, from the laws of negligence and contribution to the rules of compulsory insurance. As AAEV technologies proliferate, their effects are likely to spread further.

This book describes the emerging laws of advanced, automated and electric vehicles in England and Wales, explaining

- The insurance and liability reforms of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018
- The wider regulatory reforms of the Automated Vehicles Bill 2023-24, set to become the Automated Vehicles Act 2024
- The range of legal practice areas affected by AAEVs, including discussions of the new public laws of vehicle safety, the actionability of downloaded software, electronic disclosure in civil litigation and the law of testing prototypes.

This book will help those litigating, adjudicating, regulating and studying AAEV issues. It gives the context and detail of AAEV law in its many applications. It is a map to a fast-changing legal landscape.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to AAEV Law
2. The Law of Vehicle Specifications
3. The Law of Testing Prototypes
4. The Law of Driving
5. The Law of Passenger Services and Public Transport
6. The Law of Motor Insurance
7. Themes of AAEV Law
8. Problems of AAEV Law
9. Road Traffic Accident Claims
10. Vehicle Defect Claims
11. Passenger Claims
12. Employer's Liability Claims
13. Highway Claims
14. Delivery Claims
15. Electric Vehicle Charging Claims
16. Smaller Electric Vehicle Claims
17. Data and Privacy Claims
18. Personal Security Claims
19. Procedure for Additional Claims
20. Damages
21. 'Moving' Offences
22. 'Keeping' Offences
23. 'Construction' Offences
24. 'Obstruction' Offences
25. 'Tampering' Offences
26. Data and Privacy Law
27. Equality Law
28. Highway Law
29. Human Rights Law
30. Environmental Law
31. The New Public Laws of Advanced and Automated Vehicle Safety

Product details

Published 01 Feb 2024
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 648
ISBN 9781526516916
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Alex Glassbrook

Alex Glassbrook is a barrister at Temple Garden Ch…

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