BB&K In the News Sep 18, 2017

The Federal Autonomous Vehicle "Vision"

CityLab Interviews BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez on DOT Guidelines

The Federal Autonomous Vehicle "Vision"

Best Best & Krieger LLP attorney Gregory Rodriguez told CityLab that the Trump administration's "A Vision for Safety," released via the U.S. Department of Transportation, raises some issues regarding safety and autonomous vehicles.

“Do [automakers] truly have the incentive to ensure public safety?” Greg Rodriguez asked. “There’s already a lot of pressure for them to get [self-driving] vehicles on the road, because they have investors who want to see a return.”

In addition, the Vision lacks the integration any regulation would need with existing transportation systems, Greg said. “It seems like [the Vision is] more guidance for the private side, and not involving or giving enough credit for the role that local governments play,” he said.

Click here to read the entire article published Sept. 15, 2017, in CityLab.

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