The question of who pays when a self driving car causes an accident is currently unclear. This is new legal territory, but it is time to start answering the question since manufacturers are proposing to make cars available for purchase in 2019 -- in less than 2 years.
Ready or not, self driving cars are on the road now. Most car makers will be selling self driving cars by 2020. The question is are self driving cars safer? Will they lead to less car accidents?