• October 14th, 2019

Alabama lawmakers held a committee meeting Monday talking about preparation for autonomous vehicles, commonly said as self-driving cars.

Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, is the chair of the Joint Legislative Committee to study self-driving vehicles and said he believes they are the future.

“And that’s why we felt like we needed to get ahead of this,” Whatley said.

Whatley said the goal of the committee is to look at all aspects of the self-driving cars and its impact on the economy.

Lawmakers brought up some unanswered questions including who would be liable in a crash, whether someone should drink alcohol in the car, and whether drivers licenses are important.