The dawn of a new era of transportation is upon us. Cars that drive themselves are no longer relegated to our imaginations and science-fiction movies. Automobile companies like Tesla and Volvo, as well as search-engine giant Google, are rolling out new features that take over the duties previously charged to the driver of a vehicle. Given the uncertain nature of future legal liability and regulation of vehicles that can drive autonomously, it is imperative that we establish a liability and regulatory framework so that automakers can continue to make advances in the field and consumers can know what to expect when operating their intelligent vehicles.
Autonomous Vehicles Will Drive Themselves – But They Won’t Regulate Themselves,
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