Ann Arbor Symposium focuses on connected and autonomous vehicle advances

Butzel Long Automotive Law, Business and Intellectual Property attorneys share latest developments during June 20, 2018 half-day program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Connected and autonomous car technology is evolving at a brisk pace, yet there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the capabilities of these vehicles. Considering this, the Third Annual Butzel Long Connected Car Symposium will provide expert insight on the latest developments. 

A half-day program will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Zingerman’s Greyline, located at 100 N. Ashley Street in Ann Arbor. The cost is $99 per person and includes a networking lunch.

Program topics include:

  • The Future of Mobility Standards, Guidelines, and a Patchwork of State Laws: Adapting to a Moving (or Stalled) Regulatory Target;
  • New strategies in high tech automotive contracting; Blockchain;
  • Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve: Hot Topics in Automotive Privacy, Cyber and GDPR;
  • So You Want to Design Driverless Car Components: Helping Engineers Manage New Legal Design Considerations and Ethical Implications; and,
  • Who’s Responsible? Liability and the Autonomous Vehicle: A Product Liability Panel

Feature presenters include Butzel Long attorneys Jennifer Dukarski, Catherine Karol, Claudia Rast, Daniel Rustmann, David Devine and Mitch Zajac.

“With the intersection of automotive technology, artificial intelligence and communications, a new mobility economy has taken root,” said Jennifer Dukarski, leader of Butzel Long’s Connected Car Working Group. “In light of recent autonomous events, we will look at liability and ethical design strategies while keeping an eye on some of the hottest emerging trends in privacy and security, including the use of blockchain and smart contracts.”

This program is designed for anyone in the connected automotive world including: automotive executives, automotive supplier executives, engineering teams, in house legal teams, compliance officers, insurance professionals, IT professionals and risk managers. 

Register online at www.butzel.com/events/connected-car-symposium-2018. For inquiries, contact Tina Raia at raia@butzel.com 313-983-6985.