Key requirements for testing and deployment of driverless cars globally, presented and updated by the Driverless Commute
The world is still years away from the time when an autonomous car can safely and legally transport its passengers to any destination. But that doesn’t mean self-driving technology isn’t already informing how we design and operate cars today. While technologists and automakers cautiously navigate this thorny paradigm shift, policymakers and regulators have also struggled to strike the right balance between the imperative to protect consumers and the public and the necessity to not stifle innovation and sector development.
The result, unsurprisingly, has been a complex global patchwork of testing, certification and liability frameworks, making compliance across multiple regulatory regimes a unique challenge for the sector.
Dentons is pleased to announce the launch of our Global Autonomous Vehicles Index, a complimentary resource that provides effortless access to a database of self-driving regulations in more than 15 countries and all 50 US states, allowing users to create custom comparison charts across multiple jurisdictions.
With the tool, users can select up to three countries or US states and learn how they compare in following areas:
- Do regulations permit, restrict or prohibit the testing of driverless vehicles?
- Are safety standards for manufacture, use and operation of driverless vehicles enforced through self-certification or an approval or application process?
- Are there any specific hardware or software requirements for driverless vehicles?
- What are the insurance requirements related to driverless-vehicle testing?
- Are backup drivers or remote operators required to test driverless vehicles? What are the requirements for test driver training and licensing?
- Are autonomous vehicle networks permitted?
This interactive index is the latest feature provided by Dentons’ multidisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional Global Autonomous Vehicles practice.