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Do Driverless Vehicle Companies Need Permission to Operate on Public Roadways?

Chris Urmson, the former Google executive who once led the company’s self-driving car project, said “one of the great things about American innovation” was that if the law “doesn’t say you can’t do it, then you can.” (source)  Google is … Continue reading

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A Few More Thoughts on the Tesla Accident

Another day passes and another batch of articles have come out regarding the recent Tesla Autopilot accident. Last week’s blog by Steve Kuciemba highlighted the potential avoidance of this crash if connected vehicle technology had been involved. I have a … Continue reading

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The Legal Mess that Driverless Cars are Creating

Despite the fact that driverless cars will have huge positive impacts on our society (improved safety, enhanced mobility, more reliable travel times), there are still some significant legal questions that need to be addressed. Many insurance companies and state government … Continue reading

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Overlooked Driverless Car Obstacles

If you follow the news around driverless cars, the articles are constantly citing the key obstacles/challenges associated with driverless cars’ introduction to society. Standard obstacles cited include: technology readiness, cost of the vehicles/technology, government regulations, liability, privacy and data protections, … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars and the Weather

I’m very curious to see how weather plays a role in how soon driverless cars will become publicly available. As we all know, driving a car on a beautiful sunny day is very different than driving through fog or on … Continue reading

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Fellowship Published!

I’m so excited and proud to share the final product of my fellowship, a guide for local and state government agencies. I believe it is the government’s actions that will determine how they are integrated into society and if the impacts … Continue reading

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Federal Government Involvement in Driverless Cars

It has been an exciting few months for driverless cars…and not just because of technological advancements!  The Federal Government has been giving driverless cars a lot of attention: The United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) recently issued a “Smart … Continue reading

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