Hastings Business Law Journal


David Goldstein


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.