By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times
How would police stop one of the new, unmanned Nuro R1 delivery vehicles now working in Scottsdale if it was violating the law or out of control?
Last month, the California autonomous vehicle company gave Arizona police the answer to that and other questions about the vehicles’ operations in a slick, eight-page document called “Nuro Arizona Law Enforcement Protocol for Fully Autonomous Vehicles.”
Submitting a “law enforcement interaction protocol” to the state is one of the few rules Governor Doug Ducey put on driverless vehicle companies in an updated executive order on March 1. The protocol must include “information educating relevant law enforcement agencies and other first responders on how to interact with fully autonomous vehicles in emergencies and traffic enforcement situations, contact information for insurance and citation purposes, and any other information needed to ensure the safe operation of fully autonomous vehicles in Arizona.”