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Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress 2017

October 24 - October 25

* This event is held alongside Automotive Texting Expo Detroit

There are still no firm universal rules or regulations in which autonomous vehicles can operate, and the potential legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles are undefined. This conference is to discuss and explore how to create a regulatory framework to enable further public testing of autonomous and driverless vehicles.

It will also debate which regulatory and legal challenges must be addressed before autonomous vehicles can be purchased and used by consumers. Over the course of the two days, the conference will address a number of key unresolved issues, such as:

  • Adapting current safety standards and regulations to allow further testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads
  • Assessing liability in accidents involving autonomous vehicles
  • Establishing an international agreement on rules and regulations for autonomous vehicles
  • Safely integrating autonomous vehicles with other road users
  • Code of ethics for autonomous vehicles in the event of an unavoidable accident
  • Authorizing police and law enforcement agencies to intercept and remotely stop self-driving vehicles
  • Allocating civil and criminal liability in the event of a cyber attack, vehicle hacking or deliberate interference with an automated vehicle.

The Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress will be the world’s first dedicated meeting place for:

  • Policy makers
  • Transportation authorities
  • Highway safety administrators
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Technology and software companies
  • Legal authorities
  • Automotive suppliers
  • Transportation policy makers
  • Transportation authorities
  • National and local government transportation departments
  • Highway safety advisors
  • DOTs
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers
  • Law firms
  • OEM and supplier legal departments
  • Insurance companies
  • Vehicle fleet operators


We are inviting you to put forward a conference paper for consideration. The paper should provide a technical insight, share unique challenges and experiences, and discuss technical solutions. If you have worked on a successful project, have an opinion you’d like to share with the industry, or a theory you would like to discuss, you should submit your paper’s title and a 100-150-word abstract.

To submit a proposal for the 2017 conference: click here

If you wish to discuss your proposal, call or email Andrew Boakes, conference director, on +44 1306 743744 or email andrew.boakes@ukipme.com.