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Paul Lewis, Gregory Rogers & Stanford Turner, Adopting and Adapting: States and Automated Vehicle Policy (Eno Center for Transportation) (June 2017) (full-text).


To allow automated vehicle technology to reach its full potential, governments at all levels need to adapt, especially on the state level. State governments have long played an important role in planning, regulating, and managing roadway networks, however AVs could entirely upend the existing federalist structure.

This paper provides guidance on how states should prepare for an automated future by adapting their approach to motor vehicle regulations, infrastructure investment, and research.