An Automated Driving Issue Spotter

The following hypothetical situation was written by University of Michigan Law School student Joe Hillman. This blog post is to serve as an issue spotter with which our readers should please feel free to engage. Comments or subsequent blog post submissions regarding this issue spotter may address any relevant type of law or policy. Imagine


A Story of Two Transportation Projects: India’s Bullet Train and Sri Lanka’s Port

Two infrastructure projects in South Asia were built on the promises of East Asian trading partners and on extensive lines of credit. Though both are characterized by extensive delays, why is one celebrated as an important step forward towards infrastructure modernization, and the other derided as “debt-trap diplomacy”? In Gujarat, India’s preparations for a high-speed


Free The T: Realistic or Impossible?

Across the country, a number of  transit systems are looking to redefine what it means to take public transportation through facilitating cost-reduction or free transit programs. These programs may contribute to a reduction in pollution and benefit low-income riders by making transportation less expensive and more reliable. Cities in Massachusetts, such as Lawrence, Brockton, and


Will New Electric Buses Need a Mini Bar?

Let’s talk about the stigma of the bus. Public transit in the United States is not particularly robust or well-funded compared to its European or Asian counterparts. The American bus system in particular is stigmatized; Americans associate the bus with poverty, crime, and filth. This stigma is not entirely unwarranted, but it has created a self-fulfilling


Clean Energy Credits and Electric Vehicles

This blog is the first in a series about electric vehicles (EVs) in various forms of public and private means of transportation, as well as the unanswered legal and policy questions surrounding electrification. More posts about EVs will follow. CLEAN ENERGY CREDITS              The terms “clean energy credit” or “renewable credit” are used often; but they


Facial Recognition, Privacy, and the First Amendment

This blog is the forth in a series about facial recognition software in various forms of public and private means of transportation, as well as the greater public policy concerns of facial recognition tools. More posts about the relationship between transportation technology, FRS, and fundamental rights will follow. As we wrote on October 27th, one of


California’s AV Testing Rules Apply To Tesla’s “FSD”

Five years to the day after I criticized Uber for testing its self-proclaimed “self-driving” vehicles on California roads without complying with the testing requirements of California’s automated driving law, I find myself criticizing Tesla for testing its self-proclaimed “full self-driving” vehicles on California roads without complying with the testing requirements of California’s automated driving law. As I


Regulatory and Legislative Hurdles with the Advent of AV Technology in India

This blog post is written by Akshaya Kapoor, who is a fourth year student in the B.B.A LL.B (Hons.) Programme at the Jindal Global Law School (O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India). From an International Law perspective, the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968, which is an international agreement binding over 70 States to


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