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Self-Driving Cars and the Danger of Federal Preemption

Self-Driving Cars and the Danger of Federal Preemption

There are many good reasons to be optimistic about the rapid advancements in autonomous vehicle technology.  Self-driving cars have the potential to reduce crashes and save lives by taking human error out of the driving equation.  And it appears as though the transition to self-driving vehicles may occur sooner rather than later.  As we wrote last week, Florida has already green lit Peloton’s plans to beta test its “platooning” technology on public roads.  This technology connects several “partially” autonomous semi-trucks together to create a convoy of big rigs headed up by just one human driver, who in turn has control over the speed and braking of all of the following semi-trucks.

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