Atlanta Forward: Transportation

One of Google's self-driving cars is on display in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group/MCT)
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One of Google's self-driving cars is on display in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Lawmakers in various states including Georgia are trying to get their heads around the rapidly accelerating technology involving driverless cars. There are a lot of questions: Who will be responsible in case of accidents? How will they interact with standard cars? Today, we offer three columns written by presenters at the first hearing of the Georgia House study committee on autonomous vehicles. They elaborate on their concerns, and enthusiasm, for what could be breakthrough safety technology. The committee meets again later this month.