The self-driving (autonomous) automobile market is expected to expand rapidly in the next few years. Autonomous vehicles (AV) have been expressly permitted in Florida statutes.
What is a Self-Driving Car Under the Law?
While fully autonomous vehicles are yet to come on the market, there are vehicles that need only little human oversight. Florida is ahead of its time by making provisions in its laws and creating a Connected Vehicle Initiative to support autonomous cars.
Fully autonomous vehicles have been defined as automobiles that have been equipped with an automated driving system that can function without a human operator.