Technology and the Law: Update on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Regulation and Michigan Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

January 24, 2017

In mid-December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued its long-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications – technology  that enables cars to warn each other to help drivers avoid potential collisions. The proposed rule would require installation of V2V messaging equipment on all new light vehicles over a two-to-four year phase-in period.  In the same month, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed into law historic autonomous vehicle legislation (the “AV Legislation”) permitting the operation on Michigan roadways of autonomous vehicles, platoons of electronically coordinated vehicles and autonomous ride-hailing fleets. The AV Legislation signals Michigan’s desire to be at the center of advanced vehicle technology developments, without significant state regulatory impediments. 

A panel of Dykema’s Automated and Connected Vehicle Team will review NHTSA’s complex proposed V2V rule, as well as Michigan’s AV legislation, discussing the opportunities and challenges both present for the automotive industry and the public.

Speakers: William J. Kohler, Paul M. Laurenza
Moderator: Nicholas J. Wittner

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 
1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

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