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September 28, 2020

New ABA book addresses the complexities of automated vehicle law

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2020 — Just published by the American Bar Association, “Automated Vehicle Law” examines a growing and rapidly changing area of law. Currently, the industry has limited commercial activity, but the industry is expected to grow and become a vibrant field. It will be one of the legal community's first significant encounters with artificial intelligence and its effects on existing doctrines. As the automated vehicle industry shifts from research and development to commercialization, attorneys will have a significant role in shaping policy, design and deployment; suing or defending crashes of automated vehicles; protecting privacy rights and data collection; and prosecuting or defending persons who use these vehicles.

This book is framed around five areas:

  • Background on automated vehicles
  • The regulation of automated vehicles
  • Civil liability for automated vehicle crashes
  • Data security and privacy
  • Criminal law

This book is a reference guide for automated vehicle law and will provide you with legal authority and context to apply the law to the new factual situations created by automated vehicles.

Jeff Gurney practices law with Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. He has advised on different aspects of advanced automation features, serving a variety of clients from small businesses to large automakers. He is a frequent writer and speaker on different aspects of automated vehicle law.

Title:                “Automated Vehicle Law

Publisher:        ABA Publishing

Pages:             438

Product Code: 5450082

ISBN:               9781641057226

Size:                7 x 10, Paperback and eBook

Price:               $129.95

Orders:            800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Jonathan Raeder at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Jonathan Raeder, ABA Book Publishing, 1050 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036.

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