Firm Counsel and Autonomous Vehicle Law Practice Chair Avi D. Kelin was recently interviewed by ROI-NJ regarding his thoughts on the next phase of autonomous vehicle usage in New Jersey.
“The easiest examples are closed-looped environments — like a college campus, where it’s a fixed route at slow speeds,” he said.
From there, the state’s huge e-commerce industry should get boost.
“Think about long-haul truck drivers,” Kelin said. “It’s much easier to use autonomous vehicles on the highway. Autonomous vehicles are ready to do that. And, maybe you have a human driver who’s ready to take over once they enter the city limits or get off the Parkway or Turnpike.
“The technology is ready for this.”
The state is not.
Kelin, chair of the Autonomous Vehicle group at Genova Burns — believed to be the only such practice group in New Jersey — said the state needs to step in and set up the industry.
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