A legal system to modify autonomous vehicle designs in transnational contexts

Yiwei Lu*, Zhe Yu, Yuhui Lin, Burkhard Schafer, Andrew Ireland, Lachlan Urquhart

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Autonomous vehicles, one of the signature technologies of the rapid development of artificial intelligence, have brought about a rapid change in the relevant legal norms and legal mandates. This change makes it more challenging for manufacturers and designers of autonomous vehicles to ensure the legal compliance of their product designs in a more dynamic way. Therefore, rather than approaching the issue from the perspective of judges or the cars themselves, we propose a legal reasoning system applicable to the adjustment of autonomous vehicle design options from the designer’s perspective, building on a series of previous studies. Focusing on the circulation of autonomous vehicles between different countries, the system attempts to help designers accomplish the adjustment of design solutions between different legal systems instead of designing new prototypes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegal Knowledge and Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationJurix 2023
EditorsGiovanni Sileno, Jerry Spanakis, Gijs van Dijck
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781643684734
ISBN (Print)9781643684727
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • legal ontology
  • conceptual change
  • reformation
  • autonomous driving


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