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Automation’s Impact Across A Wide Range of Industries

It is becoming clear that the development of autonomous vehicles will have implications beyond the automotive industry alone. In a recent article, Mike Nelson and Trevor Satnick of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP provide insight into those implications with regard to areas such as auto insurance, ethical issues, big data, urban and suburban planning, and artificial intelligence. For...

Perspective: The US Legal System – An Impediment to Autonomous Vehicles (Video)

Technology often outpaces the legal system, but when it comes to autonomous vehicles, the speed of the technology’s development and the piecemeal evolution of the US legal system may create confusion on the road. In their videocast, Michael Nelson and Kymberly Kochis discuss the current state of autonomous vehicles, relevant legal developments, and the gaps in the legal framework that...

Computers as Drivers?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has advised Google of NHTSA’s decision in a previously undisclosed Feb. 4  letter now posted on the NHTSA website this week. NHTSA stated that it “will interpret ‘driver’ in the context of Google’s described motor vehicle design as referring to the [self-driving system], and not to any of the vehicle occupants.” The letter continued,...