With the accelerated pace of vehicles integrating advanced technologies, automotive and mobility startups and stalwarts alike are looking to profit from the next generation of autonomous and connected vehicles. Our team, which has been actively representing parties in the AV space since the early conception and application of connected and AV technology in agriculture and industrial machinery, helps companies navigate the evolving legal, public policy, and regulatory terrain to overcome challenges and achieve business objectives in the connected and AV space.
Early adoption of connected and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS)-enabled cars, micromobility devices (including delivery robots), and the widespread use of e-scooters and e-bikes have paved the way for more mainstream development and adoption of connected and autonomous transportation across the automobile, public transportation, and trucking industries. Grappling with the rapid growth of this burgeoning industry, lawmakers and regulators seek to create rules managing—or tempering—testing and development, including in the areas of intellectual property, cybersecurity, insurance, supply chains, commercial licensing, climate change, financing, consumer litigation, federal funding, and taxes.
Our autonomous and connected vehicles lawyers have a command of the issues our clients confront in these areas and work seamlessly across disciplines and geographies.
To guide our clients’ tactical growth in this area, we draw upon our team’s skills and capabilities in numerous specialized disciplines and our experience working with myriad agencies that have roles overseeing connected and autonomous vehicle testing and development—including the US Department of Transportation, Federal Communications Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, and Michigan Department of Transportation.
Our experience includes advising clients in the autonomous and connected vehicle space on the following: