by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: September 29, 2014
THANKS to technological advancements, the idea of a fully automated “driverless” car is moving closer to reality. The greatest threat to such progress may no longer be logistical challenges, but the potential for burdensome regulation.
In “Removing Roadblocks to Intelligent Vehicles and Driverless Cars,” a working paper issued by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, authors Adam Thierer and Ryan Hagemann argue that state policies should facilitate “permissionless innovation” as much as possible.
They say that “generally speaking, patience and humility are the wise policy virtues when considering what to do about highly disruptive technologies. Living in fear of hypothetical worst-case scenarios and basing policy
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