Arizona getting ahead of autonomous vehicle industry by stepping aside

"“Arizona is in a nice spot because of the combination of weather, generally good roads and appropriate density,” said Bryant Walker Smith, an assistant law professor at the University of South Carolina who has taken up autonomous vehicles as a specialty.

“If I were trying to figure out where a company might try to deploy, I would take a map of where Uber operates and overlay it with a map of where the weather is really nice. Then I would look at where the roads are relatively simple. Phoenix is in a pretty sweet spot there.”"