A Primer on Regulations and Liability Considerations for HAV’s C1893

Topics: Advanced Technologies

Potential regulations surrounding the development, testing and commercial launch of Highly Automated Vehicles and possible liability exposure for the manufacturing and operation of Highly Automated Vehicles are fluid and changing areas, that will continue to evolve over the next several years.

The first half of this course reviews where regulations are at the state and federal levels, what actions are currently under consideration, how current regulations will need to change to accommodate HAV’s, and how and when new regulations might be implemented. The second half covers both common law and strict liability and how it may apply to HAV’s. It discusses the question of “Who is the driver?”, and how common law negligence, no fault liability, and strict liability will impact human owner/operators, and manufacturers of HAV’s.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain state action regarding HAV regulation and how these actions are influenced by NHTSA’s model state policy
  • Discuss NHTSA’s guidance documents on HAV’s and explain how this guidance has evolved over the last several years
  •  Describe the current federal regulations that may need to change to accommodate HAV’s
  • Assess the current state of federal  regulatory action, including the current NPRM for V2V communications
  •  Explain the current federal legislative actions, where they stand, and when they might be implemented
  • Discuss voluntary industry actions related to the implementation of autonomous emergency braking into vehicles
  • Describe changes to the NCAP and IIHS rating systems relative to driver assistance technologies
  • Explain the LDW, FCW and AEB test development projects underway at NHTSA and IIHS
  • Describe common law tort liability and explain the elements

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managerial and technical professionals who are involved either directly or indirectly in HAV development. It is not recommended for legal professionals as the material is likely too basic given their specialized training.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Jeffery Blackburn

Rev Jeff BlackburnJeff Blackburn is the Senior Product Sales Manager for Ansys Autonomy, the world’s largest supplier of simulation software. Prior to joining Ansys, Jeff worked on developing autonomous vehicle research platforms at Dataspeed, was a founding member of Metamoto who developed a massively scalable cloud-based simulation platform, and was the North American ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle subject matter expert for Siemens / Tass PLM Software, Inc. He has also held positions in controls and systems engineering with National Instruments, Takata, Fanuc Robotics, and Rockwell Automation. Jeff has organized and presented at numerous technical forums. He has been issued twenty-one U.S patents, primarily in the area of occupant safety. Jeff holds a B.S. in Engineering and a J.D. from the University of Akron.

Duration: 1 Day
CEUs: .7

Fees: $599.00

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