Making a roadway less of a roadblock
Politico's Morning Transportation highlights Marc Scribner's study on state laws blocking truck platooning technology.
Marc Scribner is out with a 66-page guide this morning on how to revamp state laws to allow vehicle “platooning” (basically when automated vehicles caravan or draft off each other). The Competitive Enterprise Institute report explains that legal tweaks need to be made to state laws that prohibit cars from following too closely, and the document actually lays out suggestions for strong and weak amendments to each state’s existing law barring that kind of behavior. The report notes that Utah and Florida have already created pilot programs for limited platooning, and other states are considering similar moves.
Read the full article at Politico's Morning Transportation.