Self-Driving Cars and Criminal Liability

Béla Csitei
2020 Debreceni Jogi Műhely  
After clarifying the concepts of automated and autonomous vehicles, the purpose of the study is to investigate how reasonable the criminal sanction is arising from accidents caused by autonomous vehicles. The next question to be answered is that the definition of the crime according to the Hungarian law may be applied in case of traffic related criminal offences caused by automated and autonomous vehicles. During my research I paid special attention to two essential elements of criminal
more » ... of criminal offence, namely the human act and guilt. Furthermore, I strived for finding solution for the next problem, as well: if the traffic related criminal offence is committed by driving an autonomous vehicle, how to define the subject of criminal liability.
doi:10.24169/djm/2020/3-4/4 fatcat:qdwlkzxjezbkflcr76v4tnf4my