According to Reuters, Google has recently requested that Congress allow for special safety regulations to help autonomous or “driverless” vehicles to get to the market more quickly. Some of the regulations at issue include those regarding steering wheels and rear-view mirrors.
Autonomous vehicles present a number of interesting questions and issues for American law. These vehicles are expected to create conflicts and concerns on a number of fronts, including, as mentioned above, safety regulations, as well as torts and insurance law.
While there is much that remains to be seen, it is clear that Google and its colleagues in the tech industry are committed to the continued development of autonomous cars. Click here