Journal of Law and Mobility

The Journal of Law and Mobility are a resource for scholarship, analysis, and information concerning law connected and automated vehicles and new mobility concepts. An online-only publication, the Journal accepts submissions of short scholarly works (usually between 2,000-6,000 words, footnotes inclusive) as well as shorter blog posts. All submissions are reviewed before publication  by members of our Editorial Board, with help from our student Research Editors. For more information and derails on how to submit your piece for our consideration, visit our submissions page.

Mobile-Based Transportation Companies, Mandatory Arbitration, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Tamar Meshel† Cite as: Tamar Meshel, Mobile-Based Transportation Companies, Mandatory Arbitration, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2021 J. L. & Mob. 1. Download Full Article Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and similar mobile-based transportation network companies (TNCs) have been involved in numerous legal battles in multiple jurisdictions. One contested issue concerns whether TNC drivers are

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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

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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

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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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Technology Racism and Facial Recognition Software in Transportation

This blog post is the third 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 modern slavery will follow. Racism in America has been ingrained

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Can Facial Recognition Software Within Transportation Technology Combat Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking?

This blog post is the second 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 modern slavery will follow. Volume II: Beginning to Think about

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An Introduction to Facial Recognition Software and Transportation

This blog post is the first 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. Volume I: An Introduction What is the point of facial recognition software in vehicles? For that matter, what is facial

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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

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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

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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

Read More...

Technology Racism and Facial Recognition Software in Transportation

This blog post is the third 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 modern slavery will follow. Racism in America has been ingrained

Read More...

Can Facial Recognition Software Within Transportation Technology Combat Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking?

This blog post is the second 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 modern slavery will follow. Volume II: Beginning to Think about

Read More...

An Introduction to Facial Recognition Software and Transportation

This blog post is the first 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. Volume I: An Introduction What is the point of facial recognition software in vehicles? For that matter, what is facial

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Social Justice as a Policy Priority in Mass Transit After COVID-19

Among the institutions and industries that took a big hit during the pandemic was mass transit, both financially and reputationally aspects. IFinancially, income sources for mass transit have plunged, since state and local income tax revenue has decreased due to uncertain market conditions, and fare revenue has dropped precipitously because transit ridership fell by 79%

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Introducing the New Law and Mobility Initiative

The Law and Mobility Project is eager to announce the beginning of a new thematic initiative. For the next two years, the Project will focus on the relationship between transportation technology and modern slavery. Specifically, the Project will consider how transportation technology can be used as a tool to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

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