The Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving


Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Schaeffer Hall Room 40
The University of Iowa Public Policy Center and The National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) will be hosting a lecture titled "Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving: Strategies for encouraging vehicle automation that have little to do with vehicle automation..." Vehicle automation encompasses a broad range of technologies, applications, and business cases.  This talk will discuss likely deployment scenarios and identify steps that governments at each level might take to support these scenarios. 

The lecture will be given by Bryant Walker Smith, assistant professor in the School of Law and in the School of Engineering at the University of South Carolina.  Smith is also affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, chair of the Emerging Technology Law Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, and a member of the New York Bar.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Gannon at (319) 335-6817 or


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