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Automation is in every aspect of our lives. Autonomous cars, or ‘self- driving cars,’ dominate today’s headlines. There is just one problem: the United States’ legislative infrastructure is not suited for these autonomous cars to become commonplace on the roads. The United States’ fractured system results in a maze of state laws that make it difficult for manufacturers to comply. Other countries, like Germany and Singapore, have enacted systems to make the testing and implementation of autonomous cars more efficient. This Note argues that the United States should follow Germany and Singapore’s models by modifying the definition of “driver” and implementing “regulatory sandboxes” to make the eventual introduction of autonomous cars safer.

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