Fasten Your Seatbelts: Driverless Cars Leaving the Law in the Dust

Some of us recall when electric windows were a big deal. At the touch of a button, the glass magically hummed up and down. No more cranking.

But a car that drove itself? Now that was something out of a Walt Disney movie.

Today, it’s a reality, and the development is accelerating. Playing catch up to the technology are lawyers, judges and lawmakers, who are unscrambling liability issues, devising regulations and working nights to close big deals.

In this Instant Insights package, we show you how the law is evolving as driverless cars merge into the mainstream. You’ll also find stories about legal battles popping up and what’s happening in California, the hub for much of the industry.