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American Conference Institute’s Automotive Product Liability Litigation Conference
July 18, 2018 @ 7:45 am - July 20, 2018 @ 12:40 pm
Tim Goodman and Will Godfrey will be presenting an “Automated/Autonomous Driving Systems (ADS) Innovation Boot Camp for Automotive Product Liability Litigators.” Automotive experts forecast that within the next five years, we will be sharing the road with automated/autonomous vehicles on a daily basis. In theory, vehicular automation is intended to increase safety by eliminating the human error component that causes most accidents. However, in practice, the prospect of every OEM developing an autonomous vehicle does not come without concerns, especially relative to automotive product liability.
This workshop will provide insights into this technology, along with the legal and regulatory ramifications. Points of discussion, among other things, will include SAE levels of driving automation, ADS systems, sensors, connectivity, architecture and related issues, ADS and self-certification of applicable federal safety standards, homologation and regulatory compliance challenges, innovative mobility and safety approaches, best practices and emerging trends and recent legislative and regulatory developments.
Molly Meacham will be presenting on “Examining Pending Legislation and Proposed Regulatory Initiatives for the Self Driving Car.” While manufacturers of autonomous vehicles race to the marketplace, incidents of malfunction ripped from the headlines, signal a need for restraint and reconsideration. Technology is advancing at a rate beyond anticipation and the automotive industry is left struggling with the pace and unintended consequences of its own conceptions. This session will examine the technology under the hood and consider the future of driverless vehicles in view of pending legislation and policy initiatives.
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