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Assessing Business Auto Coverage For Autonomous Vehicles

With the potential addition of autonomous cars and trucks to commercial fleets, commercial insureds should reassess coverage under their commercial auto, products liability and cyber insurance policies. Automation,...more

The First Self-Driving Death - Mitigating Risks, Regulatory Update and a Tale of Two States

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California’s regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles went into effect last week. ...more

Autonomous Vehicle Updates from California Congress and NHTSA

California: The California Department of Motor Vehicles has released final regulations governing the testing and deployment of SAE Level 4 and 5 vehicles on the Golden State's public roads. ...more

Coverage for Fully Autonomous Vehicles under the Business Auto Coverage Form

With the potential addition of autonomous cars and trucks to commercial fleets, commercial insureds should reassess coverage under their commercial auto, products liability, and cyber insurance policies. Automation,...more

Connecting the Dots Between Security Practices and Legal Obligations: California’s Connected Devices Bill

by BakerHostetler on

Turning on the lights, hearing the weather forecast, learning fun facts, and playing your favorite song in the kitchen are simple when one can give short voice commands to a personal assistant device that is connected to the...more

Self-Driving Uber Fatality Could Complicate Regulations

by Dechert LLP on

A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last month. The incident has led policymakers to revisit concerns over autonomous vehicle (AV) regulations where...more

Artificial Intelligence: A Grayish Area for Insurance Coverage

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in industries from manufacturing to the medical profession. Developments in the last ten years have delivered AI technology, once a fiction reserved for the movies, to private...more

Fatal Accident Put Autonomous Vehicle Programs Under Scrutiny

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

High profile accidents related to autonomous vehicles are impacting the planned expansion of existing autonomous vehicle pilot programs. In 2016, a driver in Florida died while using autopilot mode on his vehicle...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #5

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Power Company Fined for Contractor Copying Data to its Own Insecure Network - Vendor management continues to be a problem for all industries, but some are scarier than others. The North American Electric Reliability Corp....more

Autonomous And Connected Vehicles Update - March 2018

California Approves Driverless Autonomous Vehicle Testing - The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced approval of regulations governing the testing and public use of autonomous vehicles without human...more

Snowy Conditions: Yandex Releases Video of Self-Driving Car

Russian company, Yandex (often compared to Google here in the United States), recently debuted their very own self-driving car. Last week, Yandex released a video depicting its self-driving car driving through snowy streets...more

Self Driving Cars and Personal Injury Law: What You Need to Know

by The Roth Firm on

New Legislation Regarding Self-Driving Cars - A Vision for Safety 2.0 - Federal Automated Vehicles Policy - SELF Driving Act - American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technology Act (AV...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #4

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Russians Continue to Attack U.S. Energy and Power Sectors - Late last week, a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Russian government has been...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally issued a statement yesterday addressing the unauthorized data use scandal involving Cambridge Analytica that’s cost his company share price almost 10% since the story broke....more

Roads of the Future Today

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Across the nation, companies from Waymo and Uber to General Motors, Ford and Audi are putting self-driving vehicles to real-world road tests – with more than 40 companies testing on California roads alone. Originally...more

Self-Driving Uber Vehicle Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

This week, a self-driving SUV operated by Uber—and with an emergency backup driver behind the wheel—struck and killed a 49-year-old pedestrian as she walked her bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona. It is believed to be...more

AV Accidents: Consumers Want Clarity on Liability

by Miller Canfield on

The rapid evolution of automated driving systems (ADS) is bringing radical change to government regulations, industry practices, the potential obsolescence of human drivers and will also change the legal landscape for...more

Overview of California’s Final Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Deployment Regulations – Fully Driverless Vehicles Permitted

• California’s new regulations lay out the requirements for manufacturers to obtain permits to test and deploy autonomous-vehicles on public roads. The regulations enable manufacturers to test fully driverless vehicles and...more

Self-Driving Semi-Trailer Trucks: An Exercise in Futility or a Future Reality?

Reminiscing of the days of afternoon cartoons, The Jetsons futuristic society always seemed far-fetched and nothing more than fantasy. Fast forward 30+ years... while the concept of a flying car still seems far off,...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Committee-Level Movement Gets Underway

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Minnesota Legislature, in anticipation of the first committee deadline on March 22, continued to hear and move bills through policy committees this week. Legislative committees focused on Governor Dayton’s request for $10...more

California Approves Regulations for Driverless Autonomous Vehicles

by Jones Day on

On February 26, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law ("OAL") approved the California Department of Motor Vehicles' ("Cal DMV") proposed regulations allowing the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles...more

NHTSA and Motor Vehicle Safety

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The closing years of the Obama administration saw a whirlwind of regulatory activity from NHTSA, including multiple consent orders, record penalties, and soaring recall numbers. The more aggressive enforcement posture, hailed...more

Top Developments And Headlines In Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, And Non-Compete Law In 2017 And What We Expect In 2018

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developments and headlines for 2017 and what we expect in 2018 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law....more

Personal Delivery Devices (PDD): New Transportation Frontiers Emerge for Autonomous Vehicle Rulemakers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

With regulatory frameworks around autonomous vehicles (AVs) under development at the federal, state, and local levels, new autonomous technology frontiers are emerging for rulemakers. The latest is personal delivery devices...more

California Opens the Road to Fully Driverless Cars; Federal Policymaking Slowly Rolls Forward

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On February 26, 2018, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced new regulations allowing fully driverless cars to be tested on California roads as of April 2, 2018. The announcement culminates a multi-year...more

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