THIS SESSION IS FREE TO MEMBERS. $35.00 fee for non-members.
Session Title: Ambivalent Automation: How Will Automated Vehicles Affect the Collision Investigation Industry – From Collision Investigation to Complex Litigation
Speaker(s): Justin P. Schorr, Ph.D, Principal Collision Reconstruction & Transportation Engineer; DJS Associates, Inc., Abington, PA
This CLE is sponsored by Golkow Litigation Services. Lunch will be provided.
**Approved by NFPA for 1.0 credit hour.
Recent crashes involving vehicles when they were operating in automated mode have brought further confusion to the already cloudy landscape of driverless vehicles. Overreactions and disinformation pervade the media narrative on the topic, complicating matters further. As a result, there is a need for a philosophical, physics-based framework by which automated collision events can be analyzed and understood. This seminar will present a multi-disciplinary approach to the driverless vehicle industry. Approaching this complex subject with foundations in both automotive vehicle research and development, as well as from a physics-based collision reconstruction perspective, will provide the attendee with an understanding of the history and progress of the required technology; how the technology attempts to integrate the vehicle to the roadway environment; whether fully autonomous vehicles can ever really survive in a world with manually operated vehicles; potential failure areas; expected areas of liability, and other potential issues associated with removing the driver from our transportation system.