Daniel V. McGehee, Mark Brewer, Chris Schwarz & Bryant Walker Smith,Review of Automated Vehicle Technology: Policy and Implementation Implications (Ver. 1.0) (Mar. 14, 2016) (full-text).
The goals of this project were to undergo a systematic review of automated vehicle technologies with a focus on policy implications, methods of implementation, regulation by states, and developments occurring on legal fronts, ultimately creating a set of policy recommendations and questions for further research.
This report provides recommendations for the state of Iowa over the next five years:
- Encouraging automation by preparing government agencies, infrastructure, leveraging procurement, and advocating for safety mandates
- Adjusting long range planning processes by identifying and incorporating a wide range of new automation scenarios
- Beginning to analyze and, as necessary, clarify existing law as it apples to automated driving
- Auditing existing law
- Enforcing existing laws
- Ensuring vehicle owners and operators bear the true cost of driving
- Embracing flexibility by giving agencies the statutory authority to achieve regulatory goals through different means, allowing them to make small-scale exemptions to statutory regimes and clarifying their enforcement discretion
- Thinking locally and preparing publically
- Sharing the steps being taken to promote (as well as to anticipate and regulate) automated driving, and
- Instituting public education about automated vehicle technologies.