You drive an autonomous vehicle, now what?

Insurance liability becomes an issue

ONE STEP AHEAD—Dan Peate is the founder and CEO of Avinew, a Westlake insurance company that is developing policies for autonomous-driving cars. Courtesy photo

Science fiction has been selling the story of self-driving cars for decades. Hop in, type your destination into an onboard computer, and sit back and watch the world go by.

Self-driving vehicles with semi-autonomous capability are, in fact, on the road today.

While the fully computerized car is still a ways off, manufacturers are...

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