The Law and Autonomous Cars
Features that enable your car to drive itself are coming to market now, but regulations to govern their performance have lagged, notes Jennifer Dukarski, an attorney with the Butzel Long law firm.
Among the biggest challenges are state laws, which vary widely and could hobble the ability of a self-driving car to lawfully cross state lines. One state might require an automatic car to have a steering wheel anyway, but another may not care, for example.
But Dukarski says introducing technologies ahead of regulations to govern them isn’t necessarily a bad thing. She also reports rapid progress to resolve issues of cyber security, data privacy and intellectual property rights.
The forthcoming Chevy Colorado ZR2 is designed and engineered to be able to handle off-road situations of all types with aplomb.
California expects the number of fuel cell-powered vehicles registered in the state will surge to 23,600 units in 2021 from 4,800 through May of this year and reach 47,200 by 2024.
The autonomous driving system in an Uber test car failed to identify a pedestrian or brake to avoid striking and killing her in Arizona two months ago, says the National Transportation Safety Board.