Imagine a suspicious-looking car approaching a remote border checkpoint. When officers approach, no one is inside - the car is completely autonomous. How should the officers respond? Today, you can catch a ride in a driverless taxi or get beer delivered by self-driving trucks. Tomorrow, autonomous technology will completely transform how goods and people make their way around the world…including across borders. How will the rise of autonomous vehicles impact international trade at the borders? What are the threats, opportunities, and necessary changes to address each? “Robot Xing: Border Security in the Age of Autonomy” convenes a group of federal, state, and business executives to explore trade in an autonomous world.
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