Legislation and Regulation of Highly-Automated Vehicles, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Warning Systems and Real-World Roll-Out

January 30, 2018

Since Dykema’s program one year ago, there have been major developments in federal and state legislation, regulation and policies for Highly-Automated Vehicles (HAV), including the all-new Department of Transportation HAV Policy 2.0, supplanting the one issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the Obama Administration. Moreover, federal legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate for HAV. Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder had signed into law historic autonomous vehicle legislation (AV Legislation) permitting the operation on Michigan roadways of autonomous vehicles, platoons of electronically coordinated vehicles and autonomous ride-hailing fleets. The AV Legislation signaled Michigan’s desire to be at the center of advanced vehicle technology developments, without significant state regulatory impediments. This webinar explains what has occurred since January 2017 in Michigan and across the nation, including actual HAV deployment, and what’s coming in 2018. Last, NHTSA had issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications – technology that enables cars to warn each other to help drivers avoid potential collisions – at the end of the previous Administration. The proposed rule would require the installation of V2V messaging equipment on all new light vehicles over a two-to-four year phase-in period. We’ll also discuss the latest status of that NPRM.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Speakers: William J. Kohler, Senior Counsel, Detroit; Nicholas J. Wittner, Of Counsel, Bloomfield Hills

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