The advent of connected and autonomous driving technology is being hailed by many as the fourth industrial revolution. The automotive sector is undergoing a period of rapid transformation in which humans and machines increasingly interact in real time with smart devices connected through the “Internet of Things”, resulting in a material shift towards technology and software and away from its industrial heritage. The possible applications of this technology are far reaching and straddle a variety of different sectors.
While this technology undoubtedly presents a wide range of business opportunities, the pace at which it is developing, combined with the evolving global regulatory landscape, poses a number of novel and challenging legal issues.
Our global Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Group advises clients on the various business and legal issues arising from the development and commercialisation of connected and autonomous driving technology.
The group is a multidisciplinary global team that is focused on the legal and commercial aspects of connected and autonomous vehicles, including: