Automated Driving Policy

  • Bryant Walker SmithEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


This chapter summarizes a longer policy paper, How Governments Can Promote Automated Driving, which details steps that state and local governments can take now to encourage the development, deployment, and use of automated road vehicles. The chapter has four main parts. Context emphasizes the need to think broadly about relevant technologies, impacts, and laws. Administrative Strategies identifies steps that governments can take in the course of their ordinary operations. Legal Strategies recommends a careful legal audit and provides guidance on the legal changes or clarifications that may flow from such an audit. Community Strategies focuses on ways that communities can prepare for and even attract truly driverless systems that are responsive to local needs and opportunities.


Automated driving Autonomous driving Automated vehicles Autonomous vehicles Driverless vehicles Self-driving vehicles Public policy Law 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South Carolina School of LawColumbiaUSA

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