Self-Driving Cars: Legal Status Across the US
With Google's AV moving around California's public roads, autonomous cars are now closer to being a reality. But are they legal? In case of damage, how do liability and insurance work? What exactly can be classified as an autonomous vehicle?
Up to a few years ago, no US law envisioned AV. Therefore, there were no regulations and they couldn't be couldn't be considered illegal or prohibited. Nevada was the first state to adopt some kind on legislation on this matter, back in 2011. Since then, other 7 states have passed a bill regarding the autonomous vehicles. In this resource we started collecting the major bills enacted, pending and failed in the different US states. We then imported all the data in Silk, so that it's now fully interactive, visualizable and shareable.