The California Department of Motor Vehicles’ second round of draft regulations on testing and deploying autonomous vehicles are better than the iteration the department previously introduced last December, but there’s still a lot of room for improvement.

That was the point R Street emphasized in joint public comments we submitted to DMV General Counsel Brian Soublet with TechFreedom, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the International Center for Law & Economics. The comments address several areas ripe for re-evaluation:

We hope the DMV will seriously consider each of our recommendations. The upsides of this technology and the transformative societal impact that it could have must not be delayed.

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