What's the federal role in regulating autonomous vehicles?
On Sept. 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its much anticipated self-driving vehicle guidelines. Instant reaction to the guidelines was generally favorable, but further reflection is beginning to reveal a more complicated picture.
As Congress, the states, and industry grapple with the guidance, they will need to consider important questions. These include: what, if any, new authority will Congress need to consider to effectively oversee the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles? Has the correct balance between the state and federal spheres of authority been struck in the guidelines? Do self-driving vehicles require heightened regulatory scrutiny?
Join us for lunch and a lively discussion of self-driving cars, with an expert panel that includes:
Senior Fellow, R Street Institute (Moderator)
Counsel, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets; Former NHTSA Administrator
President, Consumer Technology Association
Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota
Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
LUNCH WILL BE SERVED