Title: Examining the legality of artificial intelligence in driverless vehicles and its impact on road traffic laws-comparative analysis

Authors: S. Suganya; E. Prema

Addresses: VIT School of Law, VIT, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600127, India ' VIT School of Law, VIT, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600127, India

Abstract: Automobiles had a huge impact. It transformed personal and commercial transportation, social infrastructure, urban planning and architecture, and even conflict. Automakers and electronics makers are committing greater resources to create driverless vehicles. As people seek independence, the competition heats up for intellectual property rights and to advance technology. A driver must control every road car. These regulations are outlined in two road traffic conventions dubiously applicable to self-driving or 'driverless' cars. The notion of the driver in international traffic law, particularly the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic of 1949 and the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968, underlies many state traffic legislations. Legal questions are easy. The lack of a legal framework for robotics and self-driving cars is a current issue. Legal gaps and misapplications must be investigated to find solutions to new problems. This study compares autonomous robots and cars in the UK, the USA and India. Researchers suggest new rules and identify criminals based on the study. This study explores the legal implications of robotics and autonomous cars due to their rapid development and economic benefits.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; autonomous vehicles; international conventions; Geneva Convention; legal policies; self-driving vehicles; traffic laws; Vienna Convention.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2023.134065

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2023 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.430 - 445

Received: 26 Oct 2022
Accepted: 17 Dec 2022

Published online: 10 Oct 2023 *

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