Regulating Self-Driving Cars (a law & political science perspective)
Regulating Self-Driving Cars
(a law & political science perspective)
Methods / Approaches
Legal Comparison (between:)
Legal systems (country level)
with a car division
Google (Waymo) - w/ Fiat Crysler
Apple - Project Titan
Companies building self driving kits
with a self-driving car division/interest
BMW - with intel
Ford - research
PSA: Peugot, Citroen, DS - eyes off Paris-Amsterdam
- who makes the rules and what do they look like?
SARTRE Project (EU sponsored) for platooning
Minister van Verkeer en Waterstaat
Elon Musk (CEO Tesla)
Kevin Vossen (first General legal Counsel Waymo/Google)
Tekedra Mawakana (head of public policy & government affairs Waymo/Google)
Preliminary Research Questions
Topics of interest
The ethical choices
self-driving cars make and the process of programming those choices and how to regulate them
Reasoned by legal analogy: causation becomes way harder to prove when choices (does the car brake or drive) that are the sources of effects in the futures (car crash) are more and more distant.
The regulation process for legislation on technology
that is hardly understood by the regulators and/or does not exists (yet) in their jurisdiction.
EX: Drones, self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence a.o.
effect of lobbying by big technology firms and car companies on regulations
Academic fields of interest
Legal Informatics (rechtsinformatica)