2021 Tennessee Code
Title 55 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 30 - Automated Vehicles Act
§ 55-30-106. Liability for Accidents Involving an Ads-Operated Vehicle

Universal Citation: TN Code § 55-30-106 (2021)
  1. Liability for accidents involving an ADS-operated vehicle shall be determined in accordance with product liability law, common law, or other applicable federal or state law. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect, alter, or amend any right, obligation, or liability under applicable product liability law, common law, federal law, or state law.

  2. When the ADS is fully engaged, operated reasonably and in compliance with manufacturer instructions and warnings, the ADS shall be considered the driver or operator of the motor vehicle for purposes of determining:

    1. Liability of the vehicle owner or lessee for alleged personal injury, death, or property damage in an incident involving the ADS-operated vehicle; and

    2. Liability for nonconformance to applicable traffic or motor vehicle laws.
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