Is Law Enforcement Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

Within a decade or less, thousands of self-driving cars could be zooming on American highways, but law enforcement is still a long way from addressing the safety and criminal issues posed by sharing the road with traditional vehicles, warns a panel convened by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

The panel, comprising researchers from the RAND Corporation and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), as well as selected police, industry and traffic safety leaders, recently identified 33 challenges—including 17 “high-priority” ones—that need to be addressed before vehicles operated by Artificial Intelligence create what it called a “radically altered reality” for law enforcement.