Automated, autonomous, or “driverless” cars show great promise in improving the way human beings get around, particularly in reducing injuries and deaths from accidents and increasing mobility options for people with a range if disabilities. The auto industry, however, is very highly regulated, especially when it comes to safety concerns, so how government agencies will accommodate AI-assisted driving remains an important question.
Reason TV’s latest video explores that question, interviewing software engineers, safety advocates, and CEI’s own Marc Scribner about what a driverless future on the nation’s road might look like. Marc has written widely on transportation policy and autonomous vehicles in particular, including specific topics such as how to coordinate convoys of big rigs via automated platooning. His latest post on federal rules that would have mandated an obsolete vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is here.