The bolder autonomous vehicles face bigger regulatory headaches, says a new report.
Manufacturers that choose to build self-driving cars that hew closely to the design of traditional vehicles will enjoy a ride in the fast lane, while manufacturers that push for more unconventional designs face roadblocks.
Despite efforts to eliminate fatalities, they're instead increasing at historic rates.
Pedestrian deaths are increasing at the fastest rate recorded since record keeping began more than four decades ago. Researchers project a 10-percent year-over-year increase in pedestrian deaths in 2015.