PROJECT TITLE

Survey and Framework Development for Legal and Regulatory Issues Arising from Automated Vehicle Technologies

PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR

Daniel Crane, JD
Associate Dean, Faculty and Research; Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, U-M Law School

PROJECT DATES

May 2015 – April 2016

PROJECT TITLE

Kyle Logue, JD
Douglas A Kahn Collegiate Professor and Professor of Law, U-M Law School

Bryce Pilz, JD
Director of Licensing, U-M Office of Technology Transfer

OBJECTIVE

Conduct a comprehensive survey of the legal and regulatory issues posed by automated vehicle technologies with input from academic and industry leaders.  Topics to be surveyed include liability, insurance, privacy, IP rights, and antitrust implications of standardization, and others that may be identified in the course of the project.

APPROACH

Three phases:

  1. Hire law students to identify key academics and industry leaders already working on relevant issues.
  2. A daylong conference convening leading experts from academia and industry.  A draft report would be released in advance of the conference with initial findings.
  3. Finalization and publication of the report in light of learning from the conference and any follow-up research projects resulting from the conference.

OUTCOME

Final report on automated vehicle and regulatory issues of Michigan Law Working Group


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