Thursday, May 02, 2019

Safety advocates slow Florida's rush for driverless cars

A good read on  how a lawyer group is playing a role in slowing the rush in Florida to driverless cars:

Last month a Reuters/Ipsos opinion found that half the country believes automated vehicles are more dangerous than traditional one driven by people. The poll found that almost two-thirds said they would not buy a fully autonomous vehicle.
Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis, told The Washington Times that “most people have never even seen a driverless vehicle, let along driven in one” and as a result, the “public is skeptical of change.”
For those in CA, in Silicon Valley, or in tech corridors like DC and NYC, driverless cars won't be on street corners in places like Lake City, or Immokalee, or Anniston anytime soon. 
Each year, the number of states considering legislation related to autonomous vehicles has gradually increased.
  • In 2018, 15 states enacted 18 AV related bills.
  • In 2017, 33 states have introduced legislation. In 2016, 20 states introduced legislation.
  • Sixteen states introduced legislation in 2015, up from 12 states in 2014, nine states and D.C. in 2013, and six states in 2012.
Stay tuned for more news.