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The (Common) Law of Man Over (Civilian) Vehicles Unmanned

Journal of Law, Information and Science, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 1-15, 2011

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-27

18 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2011  

J. L. R. Davis

Australian National University - ANU College of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Davis, J. L. R., The (Common) Law of Man Over (Civilian) Vehicles Unmanned (2011). Journal of Law, Information and Science, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 1-15, 2011; ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1922896

J. L. R. Davis (Contact Author)

Australian National University - ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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