Connected Car and Autonomous Vehicles

Innovative trends and disruptive technologies surround the automotive industry. Poised between these new technologies and the urban infrastructure they transit are new mobility models and modes of transportation. While features such as advanced safety, autonomous driving, electrification, and connectivity are finding traction in recent model years, they also give rise to new legal issues and challenges.

Butzel’s Connected Car Team is nationally recognized for its automotive and cybersecurity expertise. Our multidisciplinary Team is comprised of attorneys in areas as diverse as intellectual property, contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity, NHTSA, insurance, and federal regulatory practice. In sum, this Team represents decades of close consultation with automotive suppliers. We know the industry, understand the technology, and offer practical solutions for our clients.

With rapid and often inconsistent developments on the state, federal and international level, our Team actively monitors and participates in lobbying and standard-drafting activities allowing us to respond swiftly to the disruptive, emerging issues surrounding automotive technology.

Among the first in the nation to create a Connected Car Team, clients from around the world seek out Butzel for its perspective on emerging trends. The Team has presented at the North American International Auto Show as well as at industry events in Metro Detroit and Silicon Valley.

Our Connected Car Team routinely advises on:

  • Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Ownership
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing
  • Product Reliability, Recall, and Warranty
  • Spectrum Availability and Usage, Regulatory Performance, and Standardization