Who gets the blame?
Fully driverless cars are years away, but car manufacturers think they’ll be in showrooms by 2020, and insurance agencies and lawyers want to be prepared. So far, only California, Nevada and Florida have passed laws about this. It’s preferable for these laws to be put through at the Federal level, to avoid a patchwork of different state laws. If you had an accident while "driving" your self-propelled car in the wrong state, would you program it to leave the scene and cross the next state line? Special licenses for driverless cars are likely to be implemented in many states.