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Realising the Potential of Driverless Vehicles
An excellent 2018 report has just been published by the New Zealand Law Foundation and authored by Michael Cameron entitled ‘Realising the potential of Driverless vehicles’. Michael was awarded an International Research Fellowship in 2016 in order to undertake research into options for reforming the law to facilitate the safe and successful deployment of driverless vehicles. The text on the inside back cover reads:
‘By almost universal consensus, driverless vehicles are coming and represent as big a disruption to the transport sector as the replacement of horses with the automobile over 100 years ago. The anticipated benefits are huge. Many hope that driverless vehicles will eliminate traffic accident, end congestion, spark economic growth and provide cheap and convenient mobility for all. But countries that want to fully realise these benefits – and avoid the pitfalls – will need to ensure their legal houses are in order. This report analyses the issues and provides a suggested blueprint for the immediate reforms that are required’.