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NHTSA Releases New Automated Vehicle Policy

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week released Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. This updated guidance on automated driving systems (the Guidance) is intended to “pave[] the way for the safe deployment of advanced driver assistance technologies by providing voluntary guidance that encourages...

A Method to the Madness: Choosing the Best Route to an Autonomous Future

There is near universal acceptance in the auto industry that the future of the industry is linked to development of autonomous (i.e., self-driving) vehicles. However, what separates truly automated vehicles from other kinds of high-tech car automation is not a straightforward issue. Learn...

Legislation Could Aid Highly Automated Vehicle Development

In their article for Property Casualty360, Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Michael Nelson, Trevor Satnick and Tony Ficarrotta discuss the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution (SELF DRIVE) Act, and three key proposals within it that should help facilitate the development and adoption of highly automated vehicles. Learn...

NYDFS Makes Inquiry into Life Insurers’ Use of Algorithmic Underwriting

On June 29, 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued an information request pursuant to Section 308 of the New York Insurance Law addressed to all life insurers and fraternal benefit societies authorized to write life insurance in New York (the 308 Request) requesting information about how they use “external consumer data” and algorithms in their underwriting...

Automation’s Impact Across a Wide Range of Industries

It is becoming clear that the disruptive nature of the autonomous vehicle will extend far beyond the automotive industry. In their article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland (US) attorneys Michael Nelson and Trevor Satnick provide unique insight into what a future might look like without humans behind the wheel. Learn...

Automated Transportation’s Legal and Ethical Risks

In this videocast featured in Law360, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Jason McCarter and Eversheds Sutherland (International) Partner Fabian Volz discuss the legal and ethical risks associated with automated driving. Learn more.

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