The (Common) Law of Man Over (Civilian) Vehicles Unmanned
J. L. R. Davis
Australian National University - ANU College of Law
Journal of Law, Information and Science, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 1-15, 2011
ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-27
My commentary is restricted to two issues raised in the précis article: (a) what response might the law make to autonomous or semi-autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) on public roads; and (b) whether the use of unmanned vehicles, and especially the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), will require the laws protecting privacy to be reviewed. A further limit on my commentary is that I can speak with any confidence only on the current law in Australia and New Zealand. I comment on the possible effect of the advent of unmanned vehicles on the law in England, Canada and the United States, but beyond those countries, I regret that my knowledge is insufficient to make any meaningful commentary.
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Date posted: September 6, 2011
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