The issue is of major significance to the UAE, given that Dubai is aiming to have a quarter of all transportation on its roads being driverless by 2030.
It is still too early to establish a legal and regulatory framework for driverless vehicles but governments should draft progressive legislation to address the current state of autonomous transport and come up with regulations that do not inhibit disruptive technologies.
This was the gist of the discussion on Tuesday with experts at global law firm K&L Gates LLP in the run up to the forthcoming Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) in Dubai.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, William Reichert, Dubai partner at K&L Gates, said: "I think it is still too early to come up with a comprehensive regulatory framework because we are sill in the testing phase (of autonomous vehicles) and we don't know yet what sort of legislation would be necessary as regards to driverless vehicles as opposed to regular cars."(khaleej times)