High-tech Boston area in legal bind on driverless-car test

-BOSTON.COM, 1 APRIL 2016, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

With its Colonial-era street patterns, icy winters, notoriously aggressive drivers and high-tech talent, the Boston region would seem the perfect place to test self-driving cars and ensure they can handle anything thrown at them.

But the area, and indeed the entire Northeast, has no law outlining how the technology should be driven and tested. And lawmakers who want to respond are being spurned by leaders of the fast-growing industry, who would rather have no rules than a patchwork of state laws getting in their way. <Read More>