• Autonomous Vehicle Revolution
  • April 27, 2017 | Author: Arthur D. Spratlin
  • Law Firm: Butler Snow LLP - Ridgeland Office
  • The race is on for the commercialization of Autonomous (driverless) Vehicles (AVs) - Google and Nissan hope to get there by 2020. Ford and Volvo hope to have a fully autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021. You have probably noticed the almost daily news stories and television segments about AV technology. The reality is that the technology is here (subject only to being fine-tuned), but the regulatory scheme is causing some delays. In other words, our existing automobile laws are becoming more outdated day-byday as AV technology continues to advance. Many argue that current state laws related to the testing and rollout of AVs are doing nothing but stifling the technology.