Autonomous Driverless cars

Realising the potential of driverless vehicles: Recommendations for law reform Event as iCalendar

(Commercial Law)

07 June 2018

12 - 1pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Level 0, Case Room 2 (Room 057), 12 Grafton Road, Auckland, 1010

Please join us for a Department of Commercial Law seminar on one of the most important developments of our time.

By almost universal consensus, driverless vehicles are coming, and they represent as big a disruption to the transport sector as the replacement of horses with the automobile over 100 years ago. The anticipated benefits are huge. Many hope that driverless vehicles will eliminate traffic accidents, end congestion, spark economic growth and provide cheap and convenient mobility for all. But countries that want to fully realise these benefits (and avoid the pitfalls) will need to ensure their legal houses are in order. Advisory lawyer Michael Cameron will explain the history and likely future of driverless technology, and discuss his blueprint for the immediate legal reforms that are required.

Michael Cameron
Michael won the 2016 Law Foundation’s International Research Fellowship for his project “Realising the Potential of Driverless Vehicles”. His report for that project, containing his recommendations for law reform, was released on 19 April 2018.

Michael has many years’ experience advising on, developing and implementing legislation in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in a number of different subject areas, including public health, drinking water, flood protection and climate change adaptation, public/private partnerships, debt recovery, regulation of monopoly providers, public adoption of private infrastructure and compulsory acquisition, powers to compel telcos to provide customer information, and corrections/justice legislation. In 2015 he won the ILANZ Chapman Tripp Public Sector In-House Lawyer of the Year.

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As a light lunch will be provided, please register below before Friday 1 June 2018.

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