Self Driving/Autonomous Vehicles: Advancements in Technology, Complex Insurance Issues, Shared Vehicles, Engineering Design, Regulatory Concerns, Ethical Considerations, and Litigation Risk

June 16, 2017 10:30am

Timothy H. Goodman
Principal
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Neal Walters
Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP

Thomas P. Branigan
Managing Partner
Bowman and Brooke LLP

  • Identifying the litigation risk
  • NHTSA guidance on autonomous vehicles
  • Validating engineering models to present to government that the vehicles are safe; using Tesla as an example
  • Certain states that are receptive to autonomous vehicles and how this impacts the advances in technology
  • Shared vehicles and how this is not a likely target for product liability but for manufacturer liability
    • Insurance issues
  • Camera technology and digital imagery captured by data recorders
    • Privacy issues related to camera technology
  • Ethical considerations for decisions to be made when considering accidents down the roads
  • How autonomous vehicles have programming/systems installed that determine when or how to avoid accidents
  • Education and information to the public/consumer on safety and operating systems
    • General public safety issues