Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review


Eric Craft


Driverless technology has improved and developed considerably in recent years. Improvements ranging from more complex GPS navigation systems to intricate laser sensors that detect other cars on the road and a vehicle’s general surroundings have made it possible for companies like Tesla to manufacture and sell fully electric, self-driving cars to the general public. This Comment proposes a change in the ride-share business market toward embracing autonomous vehicles while also carefully leveraging practical concerns against state laws and technological limitations. Specifically, companies such as Lyft, through its partnership with Aptiv, have demonstrated the benefits of autonomous vehicle ride-share, but it has not been free of problems—both legal and practical.