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Driverless cars face regulatory roadblock

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The Hill highlights Marc Scribner's study examining state laws restricting truck platooning technology. 

But it’s not just pedal and steering wheel rules that affect autonomous technology.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute published a report examining every state-level “following too closely” driving law, which could restrict “platooning” technology that allows automated vehicles to travel close together at high speeds to mitigate traffic.

The findings underscore how many current regulations will likely need to be rewritten – along with drafting new laws – in order to truly bring driverless vehicles to the masses.

For supporters of driverless vehicles, however, there are some emerging bright spots around the country.

Read the full article at The Hill