Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law

The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law is charged with investigating how the law and legal profession adapt to the rise of autonomous vehicles. Autonomous vehicles raise novel and potentially far-reaching challenges to the law in a variety of areas: liability and insurance, privacy and data protection, infrastructure and transportation, licensing and regulation, among many others. The Task Force will undertake studies of the most pressing issues raised by autonomous vehicles and will develop thoughtful, practical recommendations for the legal institutions of the state: legislative, executive, judicial, and professional.

Task Force Roster

Press release: New York State Bar Association Announces Groundbreaking Initiative to Examine the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles

August 20, 2019 Panel Discussion at University at Buffalo
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  • Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo
  • Ben Husch, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Peter Kurdock, General Counsel, Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety