Anapol Weiss Shareholder Larry Coben says that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to regulations concerning the safety of autonomous vehicles.
“Without federal regulation, each state will chart its own course on driverless vehicles, crash-avoidance technology and the range of innovations already finding their way onto America’s roads. The buffet of state laws will create a mess for all parties,” Coben told The Legal Intelligencer in a recent article.
He added that an another concern is that, without guidance form the NHTSA, states may attempt to provide legal immunity for manufacturers of autonomous vehicles.
To Coben the solution is clear: The NHTSA is better suited to enact consistent, effective, national autonomous vehicle safety regulations than the individual states, and it must act quickly as it’s already falling behind.
Read the article in its entirety here: www.thelegalintelligencer.com-Plaintiffs-Lawyers-Say-Feds-Asleep-at-the-Wheel-on-Driverless-Cars
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