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The battle over the laws and regs that will govern artificial intelligence has begun. It looks like self-driving cars and trucks will be one of the first battlegrounds covering safety, interstate commerce, federal preemption, infrastructure, connectivity and public education.
The group wants the federal government to be solely responsible for regulating performance and technical specifications of automated and connected truck technology. It says states should maintain their existing responsibilities that do not interfere with the flow of interstate commerce — emphasizing that any conflicting or duplicative requirements among federal and state agencies would create roadblocks to deploying the technology and delay the safety benefits, fuel savings, emissions reductions and potential efficiency improvements to the U.S. transportation system. Biz Turns To Feds For Certainty On Automated Truck Rules, Law360, October 27, 2017