Building a Regulatory Case for Autonomous Vehicles

Commercially or privately owned and operated autonomous (AVs) vehicles will slash the number of deaths and injuries on United States roads and bring other benefits; but only if the AVs are well regulated.

That’s the recent conclusion of an interdisciplinary panel of experts that assessed the risks and benefits associated with AVs, which are sometimes called self-driving vehicles. The panel studied four possible implementation scenarios to determine the best strategies for the coming AV adoption, said Veljko Dubljevi?, an associate professor in the Science, Technology, and Society program at North Carolina State University.

He and his team published the study in the August 2021 in edition of the oprn-access journal PloS One.