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Norton Rose Fulbright white paper spotlights key global regulations in autonomous vehicles industry

September 28, 2018


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Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s third annual autonomous vehicles white paper, “Pedal to the Metal or Slamming on the Brakes,” lays out the worldwide regulatory landscape facing the autonomous vehicles market and the regulations imposed across the US.

It covers 25 countries — with Norton Rose Fulbright operating in each one — and summarizes the key aspects of each country’s regulatory scheme for autonomous vehicles, often called driverless cars.

A full version of the white paper is available at Norton Rose Fulbright’s autonomous vehicles site at, which also provides links to previous autonomous vehicles white papers.

Paul Keller (New York), a co-author of the white paper, said:

“The safety and other benefits offered by AV technology are significant. With these innovations, a new method of mobility that is both safe and efficient could be available, including to entire under-served segments of the population.

“Policy makers around the world are working to determine how to incorporate this technology into their communities safely and how to provide appropriate protections to their local industries and work forces.

“This white paper provides insight into the various attempts being made around the world to establish a regulatory scheme that appropriately balances these issues while also fostering the adoption of this technology.”

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