How Patchwork State Regulations Could Benefit Driverless Cars

Several states have taken legislative, regulatory, or executive action to address the prospect of driverless vehicles. Although a “patchwork of regulations” that vary from state to state will be unsustainable in the long run, there may be benefits to the “laboratories of democracy” in the short term. As autonomous vehicle technology develops, different states will choose to balance safety and innovation differently, which will allow manufacturers, developers, consumers, and insurers to determine the most viable pathway forward.

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