Legalizing Driverless Cars: Options, Approaches, and Controversies
Sci-fi writers saw a lot of things coming. Jules Verne predicted submarines; Star Trek inspired smartphones; H.G. Wells had gone as far as predicting the Sun will turn a red giant long before science proved it right.
Now it’s all our routine, save maybe that Sun thing which isn’t likely to happen within the next five billion years. Still, lots of sci-fi dreams aren’t yet fulfilled: there’s no time machine to be seen, no teleports are available, and as for flying cars, well, we still need roads.
But there’s another sci-fi dream that’s about to become a reality: self-driving cars. They’re being extensively tested, and the results are somewhat controversial and even tragic. The main problem is that there’s no particular law for cars without drivers. Or is there?