On September 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its much anticipated self-driving vehicle guidelines. Instant reaction to the guidelines was generally favorable, but further reflection is beginning to reveal a more complicated picture.
As Congress, the states, and industry grapple with the guidance, they will need to consider important questions. These include: what, if any, new authority will Congress need to consider to effectively oversee the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles. Has the correct balance between the state and federal spheres of authority been struck in the guidelines? Do self-driving vehicles require heightened regulatory scrutiny?
Join us for lunch and a lively discussion of self-driving cars, with an expert panel. RSVP here.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Ian Adams, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute (Moderator)
Marc Scribner, Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
David Strickland, Counsel, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets; Former NHTSA Administrator
Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Lunch will be served.