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Oct 24, 2014

Tom Branigan to Address SAE's 2014 Active Safety Systems Symposium On Defending Liability Involving Autonomous Vehicles

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It's not a question of if, but when. In a few short years, our cars will deliver us to where we want to go with little or no manipulation from us, their human occupants. Who consumers and the courts may hold liable for accidents, injuries and deaths involving self-driving cars is the provocative topic attorney Tom Branigan will address in his October 24 presentation to the SAE 2014 Active Safety Systems Symposium in Detroit: "Overcoming the Product Liability Defense Challenges Associated with Vehicle Driver Assist Technologies, Sensor Technologies and Active Safety Systems; and Anticipating the Future of Claims Involving Autonomous Cars."

Branigan, managing partner of Bowman and Brooke's Detroit office, will discuss the current state of regulation applicable to this rapidly developing technology, consumer expectations, and challenges manufacturers will face in defending their design decisions. A veteran trial lawyer, Branigan represents clients from a broad array of business and industry sectors, including automotive.      

SAE's 2014 Active Safety Systems Symposium (Oct. 23-24) is geared to automotive industry engineers, executives, managers and academics who need to learn about the latest developments in safety technologies, integration strategies, testing, and regulations within the mobility industry. The symposium is being held at Detroit's COBO Center.


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