Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Overview == The automobile industry now appears close to substantial change, engendered by [[autonomous]], or "self-driving," vehicle [[technologies]]. This [[technology]] offers the possibility of significant benefits to social welfare — saving lives; reducing crashes, congestion, fuel consumption, and pollution; increasing [[mobility]] for the disabled; and ultimately improving land use. This report is intended as a guide for state and federal [[policymaker]]s on the many issues that this [[technology]] raises. After surveying the advantages and disadvantages of the [[technology]], RAND researchers determined that the benefits of the [[technology]] likely outweigh the disadvantages. However, many of the benefits will accrue to parties other than the [[technology]]'s purchasers. These [[positive externalities]] may justify some form of subsidy. The report also explores [[policy]] issues, [[communications]], [[regulation]] and [[standard]]s, and [[liability]] issues raised by the [[technology]]; and concludes with some tentative guidance for [[policymaker]]s, guided largely by the principle that the [[technology]] should be allowed and perhaps encouraged when it is superior to an average human driver. [[Category:Publication]] [[Category:Transportation]] [[Category:Unmanned]] [[Category:Robotics]] [[Category:2014]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The IT Law Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://itlaw.wikia.org/wiki/Autonomous_Vehicle_Technology:_A_Guide_for_Policymakers"