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Join industry, government, and academic experts to take a closer look at the legal and regulatory hurdles along the path toward deployment of autonomous vehicles. This conference will examine the high-priority issues from a variety of perspectives, including original equipment manufacturers, technology suppliers, insurance providers, federal, state, and local governments, ride-sharing providers, and emerging entrepreneurial ventures.​​​

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Registration is $149 per person. Current students may register at no cost.

If you have questions, please contact Jenny Rickard at rickardj@umich.edu or 734.764.4705.​​​​​​​​

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Pre-Conference Tour of Mcity
Join us during the evening for a tour of Mcity. More details to come soon.


All Friday sessions will take place in the Honigman Auditorium, Hutchins Hall room 100, unless otherwise noted.
Friday, April 15, 2016

8:30-9:00 A.M.  Welcome
Daniel Crane - Associate Dean for Faculty and Research & Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, University Michigan Law School
Dr. Huei Peng - Director, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center

9:00-10:15 A.M. – State and Federal Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles Operation
Tim Johnson - Director of Vehicle Crash Avoidance and Electronic Controls Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Thomas Lue - Corporate Counsel, Google
Kirk Steudle - Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
Eric Williams - Senior Regulatory Counsel, Tesla Motors

10:30- 11:45 A.M.  Issues Arising from New Industry Coordination and Technology Integration
Jennifer Dukarski - Associate, Butzel Long 
Emily Frascaroli - Counsel, Ford Motor Company 
Rebekah Lewis, '09 - Attorney, U.S. Department of Defense 
Adam Wienner, '07 - Associate General Counsel, Robert Bosch LLC
 
12:00-1:00 P.M. – Networking Lunch

1:15-2:30 P.M. – New Models and Risks for Tort Liability Concerning Autonomous Vehicles
Kate Browne - Senior Vice-President, Swiss Re 
Ryan Gammelgard - Counsel, State Farm 
Matt Gipple - Head of Legal and Regulatory, Cruise Automation, Inc. 
Bryant Walker Smith - Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
 
2:45-4:00 P.M. – Subsidizing Innovative Networks
Chan Lieu - Senior Legislative Advisor, Venable LLP 
Thomas P. Lyon - Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology & Commerce; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Professor of Natural Resources & Environment; University of Michigan 
Kevin Vincent - Director of Regulatory and Safety Affairs, Faraday Future 
Richard A. Walawender, '86 - Principal and Corporate Group Co-Leader, Miller Canfield

4:15-5:30 P.M. – Reception 
Lawyers Club Lounge
551 S. State Street, Ann Arbor

 

 
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Kate Browne - Senior Vice-President, Swiss Re

Daniel Crane - Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Jennifer Dukarski​ - Associate, Leader of Butzel Long Connected Car Working Group

Emily Frascaroli - Counsel, Ford Motor Company

Ryan Gammelgard​ - Counsel, State Farm 

Matt Gipple - Head of Legal and Regulatory, Cruise Automation, Inc. 

Tim Johnson - Director of Vehicle Crash Avoidance and Electronic Controls Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Rebekah​ Lewis​, '09​ - Attorney, U.S. Department of Defense

Chan Lieu - Senior Legislative Advisor, Venable LLP

Kyle Logue​ - Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Thomas Lue - Corporate Counsel, Google

Thomas P. Lyon​ - Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology & Commerce; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Professor of Natural Resources & Environment; University of Michigan

Huei Peng​ - Director, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center

Bryce Pilz, '00 - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Kirk Steudle - Director, Michigan Department of Transportation​

Kevin Vincent​ - Director of Regulatory and Safety Affairs, Faraday Future

Richard A. Walawender​, '86 - Principal and Corporate Group Co-Leader, Miller Canfield

Bryant Walker Smith - Assistant Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Adam Wienner, '07 - Associate General Counsel, Robert Bosch LLC

Eric Williams​ - Senior Regulatory Counsel, Tesla Motors​

 

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