AV Policy 3.0: Analysis of Comments from the National Society of Professional Engineers

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) submitted critical comments about the Department of Transportation’s Automated Vehicle Policy 3.0.  The 2018 comments from NSPE echo, in many respects, the comments NSPE provided to the Department of Transportation (DOT) about Automated Vehicle Policy 2.0 in 2017.  NSPE is concerned that the DOT is not prioritizing public…

AV Policy 3.0: Analysis of Initial Comments about Automated Trucking

In my post entitled, U.S. Department of Transportation Automated Vehicle Policy 3.0, I analyzed the Department of Transportation’s Automated Vehicle Policy 3.0.  In this post, I analyze initial comments concerning automated trucking (semis and tractor-trailers) that the Department of Transportation has received about AV Policy 3.0. The Comments Commentators have expressed numerous concern about automated…

Talk: Panel Discussion on Automated Vehicles

In this video, I was a co-panelist with Ed Bradley, the Program Manager for Toyota North America, and Koorosh Olyai, Senior Principal, Advanced Transportation Management Systems for Stantec.  We discussed, among other topics, ethical programming of automated vehicles, expected introduction of automated vehicles, rural deployment of automated vehicles, and programming of automated vehicles.

Talk: Sue My Car Not Me: A Discussion of Civil Liability for Autonomous Vehicle Accidents

This video is a presentation I gave at the Alaska Forum on Autonomous Vehicles in Anchorage, Alaska.  In this presentation, I explain civil liability rules and why many people believe that liability for crashes will shift from the traditional driver to the automated vehicle.  I also discuss the Uber crash that killed Elaine Herzberg and…

Welcome to SueMyCar!

The year is 2025.  You pull up to a stoplight and patiently wait for the light to turn green.  Suddenly, the vehicle behind you collides into your car’s rear bumper.  Angry and frustrated, you storm out of your car to “greet” the man driving the vehicle that hit you.

“Why didn’t you stop?” you ask.

“I wasn’t driving.  My car is an autonomous vehicle.  I was reading my newspaper and did not know that my car was not going to stop.”  The man responds.

“Well, I don’t care whether you were driving or not.  My car is damaged.  I’m late for work.  It’s your fault.” You respond.

“I already told you that I was not driving.  My vehicle is an autonomous vehicle.  “It,” he points to his autonomous vehicle, “was driving.  It’s my vehicle’s fault.”

“I don’t care.  I will see you in court,” you assert.

“Sue My Car, Not Me!”

Welcome to SueMyCar!