The Law and Policy of Self-Driving Cars

April 13, 2012 3:15 pm to 4:05 pm

Are we ready for cars and trucks that don't need us? Automakers, universities, and others are researching a range of advanced automation technologies that may make so-called autonomous driving possible. This class asks whether driverless vehicles are street legal, who is responsible when they crash, what trade-offs they require -- and, in each case, who gets to decide.

About the Speaker
Bryant Walker Smith studies self-driving vehicles as a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. He is also a lawyer and former transportation engineer with a JD and an LLM from New York University and a BS in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin. 
Please note that these seminar presentation are open to the all Stanford community members and friends. Full course details including schedule of presentations can be found at:

ME 196/396

Design and Manufacturing Forum

Room 200, Building 550
416 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA
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