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Autonomous Vehicles: Law Tech, & Policy

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(1 cr.) This one-credit symposium course will survey the many aspects and implications of autonomous vehicles (AVs), including engineering and computer science (what are the possible engineering-based faults that can arise in AVs? What is the state of the art of the machine vision systems in AVs and what problems remain to be addressed?); economics (what are the business models and prospects for developing AVs for the consumer market?); and law and regulation (how do federal, state, and municipal regulations and policies regarding AVs intersect and conflict? How do standard tort liability principles apply to AVs and are new rules needed? What are the contractual, law enforcement, and other legal aspects of AVs?); as well as insurance, urban planning, environmental, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of AVs. Sessions are projected to be led by faculty from engineering and computer science, sociology, and other fields; law faculty; and other lawyers and experts, including experts from the City of New Haven Office of Corporation Counsel and Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking who have been involved with AVs. Prerequisite: LAWS 104, LAWS 102..


Law Spring 2020

Section 11

  • Section Canceled
  • Days
  • TH
  • Time
  • 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
  • Location
  • School of Law and Education Room 240

Section 12

  • Instructor
  • Neal Feigenson
  • Days
  • W
  • Time
  • 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
  • Location
  • School of Law and Education Room 312