Partner Jonathan Fabozzi and associate Nicole M. Crowley, both of the Trucking and Automotive practice group, discuss a recent report that was published by some of the world’s leading car manufacturers, tiered suppliers, and technology companies. The report, “Safety First For Automated Driving,” details a missing piece in the automotive landscape.
In “An Important Step Forward For Driverless Car Tech Standards,” Jonathan and Nicole talk about the new report and provide details about the current regulatory state, why new technical standards are needed, and the legal effects.
“Right now, consumers in the United States may only purchase conventional vehicles, which feature systems such as adaptive cruise control or traffic jam assist. U.S. consumers are currently unable to purchase vehicles equipped with automated systems designed to take over the driving function, such as the Audi A8’s traffic jam pilot.”
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As corporate counsel for two global leaders in the luxury automobile industry, Jon’s responsibilities included defending against active and threatened litigation and providing advice and counsel on commercial affairs, insurance, franchise law, regulatory affairs, advertising and marketing law, and intellectual property matters. He managed a high-volume caseload involving product liability, class action, consumer warranty, and consumer fraud litigation.
Nicole is an accomplished litigator with experience across a wide variety of insurance and general liability matters. Her clients include major corporations and small businesses, insurers, and national trucking companies. Nicole’s experience in trucking-related matters includes pre-suit investigation and discovery, accident reconstruction, and Engine Control Module (ECM) and Event Data Recorder (EDR) download and analysis.