Ep 6: The Un-United States of Self Driving Cars


 

How soon will you see more self-driving technologies being tried and tested on a road near you? It likely depends on what state you’re living in – and the auto and tech industries are concerned the answer to that question may get even more complex in the new Trump administration.

State and federal regulators governments have long shared the responsibility of overseeing the drivers on the road and the vehicles they’re driving, respectively. But with autonomous technology, the vehicles can drive themselves. That’s blurring the regulatory lines and leading to a patchwork of state regulations.  

 

Elliot Katz, co-chair at DLA Piper’s connected and self-driving car practice, spoke about this challenge with Bloomberg BNA tech reporter Michaela Ross for the latest edition of our Code and Conduit podcast.

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