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Paul Laurenza Authors Law360 Article on NHTSA Policy re. Self-Driving Vehicles

Notes that Preliminary Policy Statement Tries to Provide Clarity to Confusing Treatment of Automated-Related Technologies

June 12, 2013

Paul M. Laurenza, Office Managing Member of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office—whose practice includes representation of clients in the automotive, consumer product and other manufactured goods sectors on matters often involving product safety regulation and liability—recently authored an article published in Law360, one of the nation’s leading resources for news and information about litigation, transactions and the legal profession.

The article, “NHTSA’s Drive for Automated Vehicle Safety,” discusses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s May 30 issuance of its Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles. Laurenza observes that, in addition to cautioning the states against allowing operation of automated vehicles on public roads except for testing purposes, NHTSA has proposed a useful, multi-tier framework for categorization and discussion of automated technologies, ranging from warnings-only to fully automated technologies.

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