• Autonomous Vehicles and Friday’s Trivia Question
  • February 15, 2016
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Today I was driving my car on a Connecticut three lane divided highway. I was in the middle lane and a highway department truck was stopped up ahead. A brave construction worker standing outside of said truck took a shovel full of asphalt and threw it into a pothole in the middle lane of moving traffic. One has to wonder about the reactions to those scenarios when some vehicles are autonomous. The technology will no doubt take such factors into account but what happens when humans get in the way of technology and what will the rules of the road allow for when negligence interferes with technology?

    Trivia Question: Do the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require separate pedals for brake and acceleration?

    Answer to Thursday’s trivia question: Chapter 303 of Title 49 of the United States Code is titled “National Driver Register.” Chapter 303 does not provide in its definition section for the term driver.