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Cities Have Taken the Lead in Regulating Driverless Vehicles

While federal and state governments take a back seat, cities are driving the regulation of autonomous vehicles.
A passenger leaves an EasyMile driverless shuttle bus at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell, Georgia in 2017.
A passenger leaves an EasyMile driverless shuttle bus at the Riverside EpiCenter in Austell, Georgia in 2017.David Goldman/AP

The robots haven’t invaded. Instead, they were invited.

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon be commonplace on our streets, and self-driving vehicles will become an everyday reality. Everyone is now speculating on when the robots will be on our roads, but in many American cities and abroad, companies are already testing self-driving cars in real-world conditions.