By Alex Maschmedt, Louise Yun King & Wood Mallesons
The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a discussion paper outlining four regulatory options to govern the safety of driverless cars and other autonomous vehicles in Australia. These include:
- Continuing the current approach
- Pre-market approval
These proposals mark an important step in developing a complete regulatory framework to support the large-scale roll-out of automated vehicles in the near future. The NTC is currently seeking feedback on each of the options proposed, along with any other issues that may arise in the regulation of driverless car technology. Subsequently, the NTC will formulate recommendations to submit to Australian transport ministers in November 2017.
This article evaluates the four regulatory options in light of current Australian practices surrounding vehicle safety and governance.
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