'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, who combines the academic rigour of his teaching and research with the insight of the legal practitioner into how the law works in practice.'
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
PART I - INTRODUCTION 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 PART II – CIVIL 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 PART III – CRIMINAL OFFENCES 21. 'Moving' Offences 22. 'Keeping' Offences 23. 'Construction' Offences 24. 'Obstruction' Offences 25. 'Tampering' Offences PART IV – PUBLIC LAWS 26. Data and Privacy Law 27. Equality Law 28. Highway Law 29. Human Rights Law 30. Environmental Law Appendix History