Gov’t to Set Up Investigation Committee for Self-driving Car Accidents

The government plans to set up an exclusive committee with a specific mission of investigating self-driving car-related accidents.

The committee will be responsible for clarifying who is responsible when self-driving car accidents occur.

The investigation committee, slated to be inaugurated on Oct. 8, would be able to exercise the right of indemnity to the automaker concerned in case accidents occurring due to defects in self-driving vehicles.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on Wednesday that it will issue an administrative notice for 20 days starting from Thursday with respect to the legislative proposal for the establishment and operation of the investigation committee for self-driving car accidents.

The legislative proposal is a follow-up measure to the revision of the Act on Compensation for Car Damages which will take effect on Oct. 8.