Autonomy in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

25 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2018 Last revised: 18 Aug 2018

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Michael Mattioli

Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington)

Date Written: June 27, 2018


This essay describes intertwined policy challenges related to autonomous vehicle data. The policy goals of promoting privacy, safety, competition, and commerce are all so deeply intertwined, I conclude, that they must be understood and addressed together. This essay does not attempt to solve the problem. Instead, it presents a descriptive snapshot of the current state of play in the industry and closes by raising a set of questions. I hope these questions will prompt useful discussions among policy experts and the public.

Keywords: Autonomous Vehicles, Self-Driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Data Policy, Transportation, Innovation Policy, Data Transactions, Transportation Policy, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Data Pools, Data Pooling, Big Data

JEL Classification: O34, D45, O31, O32, K32

Suggested Citation

Mattioli, Michael, Autonomy in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles (June 27, 2018). Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or

Michael Mattioli (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Bloomington) ( email )

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