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GM's self-driving car. GM’s self-driving car.

Autonomous vehicles and connected cars are sure to shake the foundations of commerce. And, according to the results of a new survey, that impact looks likely to put regulations in the throes as well.

Law firm Foley & Lardner this week released its “2017 Connected Cars & Autonomous Vehicles Survey” looking at both sensor-laden “connected cars” that can read and interact their environment and “autonomous vehicles,” better known as self-driving cars. Polling 83 executives from the technology, automotive and vendor-supplier industries, the survey identified regulatory changes that will likely be important in developing the connected cars and autonomous vehicle industry. Despite most regulatory action at the state level, 62 percent of those polled sought nationally consistent rules from the U.S. Department of Transportation around tech-enabled vehicles.

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Gabrielle Orum Hernández

Gabrielle Orum Hernández is a reporter with Legaltech News and the Daily Report covering legal technology startups and vendors. She can be reached by email at [email protected], or on Twitter at @GMOrumHernandez.

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