2019 Technology Predictions

Fenwick intellectual property partner John McNelis spoke with Legaltech News​ about the innovative technologies that will be regulated or applied practically in 2019, offering thoughts on autonomous vehicles.

“Autonomous vehicles continue to be tested in California, Waymo vehicles are a fixture on Silicon Valley roads and on December 5, Waymo started the nation’s first commercial self-driving taxi service in Arizona,” McNelis said.

“While the technology is progressing, the legal structure around autonomous vehicles is still in flux. A few of the issues where legal questions remain in 2019 include cybersecurity and privacy,” McNelis said, adding that issues related to the cybersecurity of the vehicles include identifying the necessary requirements to prevent the hacking of an autonomous vehicle, both remotely and from a passenger.

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