Partially autonomous vehicles that can take over some driving functions, such as steering and speed control, are on the market today. Highly autonomous vehicles that can drive themselves in most situations should be available for sale in less than a decade. Fully autonomous vehicles that won’t even have an option for a human driver will be available within a decade after that. In a new paper, Cato scholar Randal O’Toole argues that legislators and other policymakers should change the way they view transportation, and offers recommendations that should be considered before they make long-range decisions relating to transportation and land use.
- “Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles,” by Randal O’Toole