How Reporters Can Evaluate Automated Driving Announcements

Bryant Walker Smith, How Reporters Can Evaluate Automated Driving Announcements, 2020 J. L. & MOB. 1

17 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2021 Last revised: 3 Mar 2021

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Bryant Walker Smith

University of South Carolina - Law Library; University of Michigan Law School Program on Law and Mobility; Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: April 19, 2020

Abstract

This article identifies a series of specific questions that reporters (as well as policymakers, academics, and others) can ask about claims made by developers of automated motor vehicles (“AVs”). Its immediate intent is to facilitate more critical, credible, and ultimately constructive reporting on progress toward automated driving. In turn, reporting of this kind advances three additional goals. First, it encourages AV developers to qualify and support their public claims. Second, it appropriately manages public expectations about these vehicles. Third, it fosters more technical accuracy and technological circumspection in legal and policy scholarship.

Keywords: automated driving, automated vehicles, autonomous driving, self-driving, driverless, automation, autonomy, journalism

Suggested Citation

Smith, Bryant Walker, How Reporters Can Evaluate Automated Driving Announcements (April 19, 2020). Bryant Walker Smith, How Reporters Can Evaluate Automated Driving Announcements, 2020 J. L. & MOB. 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3747036

Bryant Walker Smith (Contact Author)

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