CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Will Your Self-Driving Vehicle Need a License?

Monday, July 30, 2:50 – 4:15 PM


Highly automated vehicles could soon be deployed on public roads across the nation. Yet there are dozens of unanswered questions about how our legal and regulatory system will accommodate these vehicles. Several states have enacted policies in anticipation of self-driving cars, but some of these approaches are seen as confusing and even contradictory. Meanwhile, the USDOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a series of policy documents in an attempt to develop a nation-wide framework. Potentially more impactful, federal legislation is (as of this posting) being considered that may fundamentally impact nation-wide regulation of automated vehicles—possibly including preemption of some state laws.

This panel will explore the most impactful regulatory efforts in process in the United States today and will offer a rare opportunity to gain broad knowledge and insight into the legal and regulatory issues surrounding self-driving cars.


Jennifer Dukarski
Shareholder and Leader, Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Group, Butzel Long
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Bryant Walker Smith
Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of South Carolina

Hon. David Strickland
Counsel, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets,
Former Administrator, NHTSA




Eric Paul Dennis, P.E.
Senior Transportation Systems Analyst – Transportation Systems Analysis Group, Center for Automotive Research

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