Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Developments in the Autonomous Vehicles (AVS) market are accelerating at a rapid rate

Most of the world's biggest carmakers and technology giants have announced plans to bring Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) to market, some as soon as 2021, and it's predicted that the industry could be worth $7 trillion by 2050.

The UK is set to become a global hub for the development of CAV technologies, with three key consortia championing the UK as a leader in this market.

Gowling WLG is the only law firm part of UK Autodrive, the largest consortia currently trialling automated vehicle technology as part of a government-backed initiative to support the introduction of self-driving vehicles into the UK.

Our white paper series

We are contributing to the thinking on societal and legal issues around the development of autonomous vehicles by developing a series of white papers.

As part of the series, we ask questions like... What are the data protection risks when it comes to driverless vehicles?, Is there enough regulation around the moral algorithms of driverless vehicles? and Is it possible, or even feasible, to make these new vehicles cyber resilient?

The first three reports cover data protection, the moral algorithm and the cyber security of driverless vehicles, and our latest paper discusses the challenges of reshaping our infrastructure in preparation for CAVs.

Download the series below.

Are you data driven?

Our first white paper looks at the importance of data protection.

Is the industry being helped or hindered by data protection regulation? And how will the General Data Protection Regulation influence the sector's progress?

The moral algorithm

Our second white paper discusses how AVs perform in 'moral dilemmas'.

How will a driverless vehicle make a decision when posed with a dangerous situation, and how will this programming be regulated?

CAVs: A hacker's delight?

Our third white paper looks at cyber security in connected and autonomous vehicles.

The paper asks whether there is enough collaboration among the manufacturers to share information and adopt best practice procedures when it comes to the cyber security of these vehicles.

To find out more

For more information or to discuss how we may be able to support you, please contact Stuart Young.

Download our exclusive whitepaper, 'paving the way - building the infrastructure of the future'

Paving the Way Autonomous Vehicles White Paper

What challenges lie ahead in creating an effective road transport network which will allow CAVs to work to their full potential?

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