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Autonomous Driving - Political, Legal, Social, and Sustainability Dimensions

  • Miranda A. Schreurs
  • Sibyl D. Steuwer

Zusammenfassung

Autonomous driving (self-driving) vehicles, once just a science fiction dream, are a growing reality. Although not commercially available, rapid advancements in technology are creating a situation where technological development needs are moving beyond the regulatory environment. Technological developments have put pressure on governments to make regulatory changes permitting on-road testing of autonomous vehicles. Nevada became the first government worldwide to provide licenses for the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles in the state albeit under strict conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miranda A. Schreurs
    • 1
  • Sibyl D. Steuwer
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum für UmweltpolitikFreie Universität BerlinDeutschland

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