Arizona emerged a self-driving hotbed before Uber’s deadly crash

THE STAR ONLINE, 21 MARCH 2018, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
 
Just a few weeks before the deadly Uber accident, Arizona expanded its permissive stance toward autonomous vehicles. On March 1, the state issued an update to Governor Ducey 2015 executive order meant to reflect “advancements in technology and testing” of autonomous vehicles. In effect, the move permitted commercial robotaxi services, taking a step further than just allowing public-road testing, according to Bryant Walker Smith, an assistant professor of law at the University of South Carolina. 

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