Disability and Automation: The Promise of Cars that Automate Driving Functions

24 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2019

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Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Automated vehicles present tremendous possibilities for people with disabilities. They also have the potential to open new legal challenges for antidiscrimination law, tort liability, and privacy considerations. The initial discussions of these vehicles have pointed out their potential significance for people with disabilities, while largely ignoring what they might mean for disability law. This Article sets out first steps on the inviting road ahead for people with disabilities as users of automated means of transport.

Keywords: Disability Law, Automated Vehicles

Suggested Citation

Francis, Leslie P., Disability and Automation: The Promise of Cars that Automate Driving Functions (2018). Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2018; University of Utah College of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3370520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3370520

Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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