As the world races closer to fully autonomous vehicles, many advances are being slowed by divisive politics in the U.S., as well as unclear policies between state and federal governments.
In addition, the recent fatality between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian has raised awareness of the lack of policies and regulations to an astronomical level.
In this RBR Insider report, author Jim Nash provides a comprehensive look at the state of autonomous vehicles as automakers and other technology companies race to achieve full autonomy. Some estimates say that Level 5 autonomy will occur within the next two to three years.
The report also covers efforts to create a better road infrastructure that would let self-driving cars communicate with other vehicles and road sensors. It explains why efforts there have been slow.
In addition, members will learn about the current state of national policies around self-driving vehicles. In the U.S., we examine efforts by the executive branch and legislative branch to determine what regulations are needed (hint: It’s not pretty). With politics holding up many federal regulations, Nash covers attempts by states to create their own policies.
For instance, Nash provides an overview of how California is leading the policy movement — since many autonomous vehicle companies are from Silicon Valley — and how achieving optimal safety requirements may be an impossible task with on-road vehicle testing.
This report should help business leaders looking to invest in autonomous vehicles for their own fleets or companies that need to see the big picture around the current state of policies and regulations in the U.S. To download this report, please sign in or fill out the form below.
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- Moving the Masses: Autonomous Vehicles in Public Transport
- Vehicle Insurers View Self-Driving Cars With Alarm and Resolve
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- Ongoing Industry Partnership Explores Insurance for Autonomous Vehicles