Request for Comments "Connected Cars - Workshop, Project No. P175403" #00016

Submission Number:
00016
Commenter:
Jeffrey Fenton
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Request for Comments "Connected Cars - Workshop, Project No. P175403"
Automobile product safety is regulated under existing federal laws that require tracking defects and recalling defective vehicles. Autonomous and connected car manufacturers might try to call their products "software" and force users to accept software End User License Agreements (EULAs), which typically disclaim any vendor responsibility for defects or consequences. I strongly urge that autonomous and connected car makers be held to the same legal standards for product safety and liability that automakers are currently held to.