RAND Expert Available to Discuss Latest California Proposal on Driverless Cars

What

The California Department of Motor Vehicles proposed new regulations last week to allow testing of vehicles without drivers, which would pave the way for allowing the vehicles on roads. Currently, the state requires companies testing autonomous vehicles to have a human in the driver's seat.

Who

RAND Corp. autonomous vehicle expert Nidhi Kalra is available to discuss the state's proposed rules as compared to that in other states, their potential impact on autonomous vehicle development in California, as well as other issues related to driverless cars, including safety.

Media Contact

Rachanee Srisavasdi, RAND Office of Media Relations
(310) 393-6913 — rachanee@rand.org

Interviews

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations:
(703) 414-4795 or
(310) 451-6913, or
send an email to media@rand.org.

About the RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.