What Legal Challenges are Raised by the Use of Autonomous Vehicles?

The Trump Administration will likely face a series of decisions stemming from ongoing developments in the transportation and infrastructure system. Among them are policies and regulations concerning the growing use of autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous vehicles present three challenges for the new administration, and more specifically the incoming Department of Transportation:

  1. Safety Standards
  2. Privacy and Cybersecurity
  3. The Appropriate Role of the Federal Government

Editors’ Note: In the first of a three-part video series, Katie Thomson, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Transportation Group, looks at some of the challenges facing the Department of Transportation and the transportation industry more generally.