Workshop: Connected Policies and Smart Cars
TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017, 13:30 -15:30
Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT), brussels
The automotive and tech industries are looking to international political developments (a new Administration in the US, Brexit, elections looming in various EU Member States, etc) and trying to understand what impact they might have on policies for Smart Cars. Are US and EU policies in this area joined up ? What is the Chinese government’s response to an increasing demand for connected cars, as analysts predict that as many as 40 to 60 per cent of Chinese car buyers are willing to switch car brands for better connected technology?
In our third and final event of this new series, we will offer a comparative discussion of global policies on Smart Cars (with a particular focus on the US, EU and Chinese experiences), including the following:
o Civil and criminal liability in road accidents - who "controls" the car (the user, the car manufacturer, the software or the telecoms provider)?
o Product liability and copyright - how to apportion product liability and copyright ownership between the user, the automotive manufacturer, the software or the telecoms provider?
o Computerised decision making and ethical issues - Interesting legal and ethical dilemmas abound too in terms of computerised decision making and the least-worst options taken in the event of a crash scenario. Automotive manufacturers, software and telecoms providers face key challenges in meeting the associated reputational risk.
o Insurance - do the user, the manufacturer, the software or the telecoms provider need to insure different parts or aspects of Smart Cars’ usage?
Professor of Internet Law, University of Strathclyde, UK
Partner and Co-Chair Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Head of Economic and Legal Policy, EU Corporate Representation Brussels,
Senior Vice President, Land Mobile, Kymeta Corporation, USA
Senior Manager, Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Inmarsat