On September 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. RSVP here.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Ian Adams, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute (Moderator)
Marc Scribner, Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
David Strickland, Counsel, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets; Former NHTSA Administrator
Gary Shapiro, President, Consumer Technology Association
Hilary Cain, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota
Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Lunch will be served.