Self-Driving Cars Rewriting Rules of the Road


No more driving tickets? The times are changing as technology runs rampant. States are passing laws allowing driverless cars, but they are finding it’s not easy to write rules of the road for vehicles with no steering wheel or pedals.

Tech giant Google expects to roll out 100 prototype self-driving vehicles later this year, with the very real possibility the cars could go into production before the end of the decade.

And while the announcement comes as a pleasant surprise to self-driving vehicle proponents—who believe the technology could save lives, reduce traffic congestion and give mobility to those who can’t drive—it’s also triggered some serious concerns.