"Last year, AV legislation didn’t pass the US Congress. “Some senators distrusted the technologies and the developers of those technologies and the regulators of those technologies,” writes Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina law professor, via email. Those suspicions were well placed, he argues. Although we often ask whether the public trusts AVs, Smith suggests we should instead be asking if we trust the companies and regulators deploying these vehicles in the first place."
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