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Sep 2014
September 10, 2014
Paving the Way for Self-Driving Cars: Legislative and Legal Issues on the Horizon for Autonomous Vehicles

Cobo Center | Hosted By: Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress

3:30 - 5:00 pm

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America is hosting the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems Sept. 7-11 in Detroit. The event is expected to draw more than 10,000 of the world’s leading transportation professionals, researchers and policymakers. Thomas Manganello, co-chair of the Warner Norcross & Judd Automotive Industry Group, has been chosen to organize and participate in this panel discussion. Panelists will discuss how automated vehicle (AV) technology is advancing toward implementation, but critical public policy and legal issues must be addressed to allow for widespread use of these vehicles, including:
  • Achieving the economic and political will to fund the infrastructure necessary to make AVs an everyday reality
  • Defining governmental roles in funding and regulating AV technology, and achieving uniformity in regulations
  • Amending existing laws, including state motor vehicle, penal, and insurance codes to permit the use of AV technology
  • Delineating liability for accidents, misuse, and other problems that could be emerge from widespread use of AV technology
  • Addressing the legal risks for vehicle manufacturers and technology suppliers
  • Protecting data used in AV technology
Panelists include:
  • Thomas Manganello, Partner and co-chair of the Automotive Industry Group, Warner Norcross & Judd
  • Homayune Ghaussi, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd
  • James Anderson, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan DOT
  • Bryant Walker-Smith, Assistant Professor in the School of Law and in the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina, fellow at the Center for Automotive research at Stanford., University of South Carolina, Stanford University

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