Autonomous Vehicles: The Opportunities and Challenges of Self-Driving Cars

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time
Automation Alley
2675 Bellingham Dr.
Troy, MI 48083

Enjoy networking, continental breakfast and hear from top industry insiders about the future of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Autonomous vehicles are rapidly evolving from a speculative concept to a reality. This seminar, co-hosted by Automation Alley, explores the challenges and opportunities that self-driving cars will pose to our region, including legal, economic growth and policy considerations. 

Topics to be covered:

  • What are connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • Describe the present and future state of technology and development.
  • Describe current public-private initiatives in helping development of autonomous vehicles
  • Issues related to legal liability
  • Specific case studies
  • Review of relevant statutes and case law
  • How local startups can participate
  • How Southeast Michigan and Oakland County can be a leader in development of the AV industry
  • How local government could help
  • Local government regulation of public right-of-way
  • Challenges to local government


Speakers Include:

  • Emily Frascaroli, Ford Motor Company
  • Matthew A. Gibb, Oakland County Executive Office
  • Tom Kelly, Automation Alley
  • John Maddox, U of M Mobility Transformation Center
  • ‚ÄčIbro Muharemovic, Continental Automotive Systems
  • Bryce Pilz, U of M Law School
  • Kirk Steudle, Michigan Department of Transportation 
  • Richard A. Walawender, Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C.

Moderated By:

  • Nicole B. Tabin, Office of Oakland County Corporation Counsel


  • Pre-registration: $30
  • At the Door: $40

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