Matthew Riopelle

Matthew Riopelle

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Sale of Self-Driving Cars to Consumers by 2025?

More and more, self-driving cars are morphing from fantasy portrayed in futuristic societies to reality. Google’s autonomous prototype and California’s proposed regulations regarding the testing of self-driving cars on public...more

7/29/2014 - Google Liability NHTSA Proposed Regulation Robotics Self-Driving Cars Technology

Is it a Car or a Computer on Wheels?

Historically, the most sought after features of a car were horsepower, torque and other performance related metrics. However, the importance of the car’s power and towing capacity is increasingly taking a back seat to the...more

6/10/2014 - Automotive Industry Google Self-Driving Cars Technology

Hands-Free Calling … Is It Really Safer? Considerations for Employers

As today’s vehicles become more integrated with cell phones, employers should consider adopting policies regarding employee’s use of personal and work issued cell phones. Many states have adopted laws prohibiting texting or...more

5/16/2014 - Car Accident Safety Precautions

TrueCar to Take Its New Approach to Buying and Selling Cars to Wall Street

TrueCar recently announced that it filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an IPO of its common stock. According to the registration statement, TrueCar is seeking to raise...more

4/29/2014 - IPO SEC TrueCar

Recharging the Auction for Fisker’s Assets

When Fisker filed bankruptcy in November, it planned to sell its assets to Hybrid Tech, the acquirer of Fisker’s $168.5 million loan from the Department of Energy, by way of credit bid. Before the sale (requiring the approval...more

1/21/2014 - Auction Commercial Bankruptcy DOE Fisker

U.S. Manufacturing on the Rise

It seems almost every day another company announces that it is increasing its manufacturing activity in the U.S. A recent report by Boston Consulting Group, discussed in this article cites moves by foreign automobile,...more

10/24/2013 - Economic Development Manufacturers

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