Report by David Gobaud, Michael Stolte and Francesca Svarcas
CIS summer research interns David Gobaud, Michael Stolte and Francesca Svarcas joined Resident Fellow Bryant Walker Smith at the Transportation Research Board’s Future of Road Vehicle Automation Workshop held at the University of California, Irvine. After attending a variety of presentations given by industry professionals, public officials and research scholars, the conference attendees participated in breakout sessions to generate ideas and propose research topics necessary to further develop automation technology. Each CIS intern selected breakout meetings that reflect his or her research interests and later convened to participate in a legal discussion specific to automated vehicle liability and risk. The summaries that follow highlight the key points shared in the following breakout sessions: (1) Public Policy Issues, (2) Driver-vehicle Interaction, (3) Technology Needs and Constraints and (4) Legal, Liability, and Risk.
Left to right: Michael Stolte, Francesca Svarcas, David Gobaud, and Bryant Walker Smith.