Technological Opacity, Predictability, And Self-Driving Cars, 2016 University of Colorado Law School
Technological Opacity, Predictability, And Self-Driving Cars, Harry Surden, Mary-Anne Williams
Autonomous or “self-driving” cars are vehicles that drive themselves without human supervision or input. Because of safety benefits that they are expected to bring, autonomous vehicles are likely to become more common. Notably, for the first time, people will share a physical environment with computer-controlled machines that can both direct their own activities and that have considerable range of movement. This represents a distinct change from our current context. Today people share physical spaces either with machines that have free range of movement, but are controlled by people (e.g. automobiles) or with machines that are controlled by computers, but ...
Portlandia, Ridesharing, And Sex Discrimination, 2016 University of Texas School of Law
Portlandia, Ridesharing, And Sex Discrimination, Ari Herbert
Michigan Law Review Online
This Essay discusses and assesses the legal hurdles that See Jane Go and SafeHer may face. Part I of this Essay explains how the plain text of Title VII and the pertinent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guideline can fairly be read either to allow or condemn See Jane Go and SafeHer’s hiring practices. Part II then highlights precedent that supports See Jane Go’s and SafeHer’s discriminatory driver–passenger practices. Part III concludes by arguing that the legal system ought to make room for apps like See Jane Go and SafeHer in the current framework.
Shifting Automotive Landscapes: Privacy And The Right To Travel In The Era Of Autonomous Motor Vehicles, 2016 Washington University School of Law
Shifting Automotive Landscapes: Privacy And The Right To Travel In The Era Of Autonomous Motor Vehicles, Matthew Gillespie
Washington University Journal of Law & Policy
This note discusses the changing nature of the right to transportation within the context of the “single-mode” doctrine and consumer privacy laws. Gillespie analyzes how the right to transportation has fundamentally outgrown the United States’ outdated policies, specifically addressing the right to privacy in relation to autonomous motor vehicles (AMVs). Gillespie then argues that the United States should abandon the single-mode transportation doctrine and adopt “comprehensive protections of consumer privacy when information is collected through AMVs.”
Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision-Oriented Approach (2nd Edition) By Michael D. Meyer And Eric J. Miller: 2015-16, 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision-Oriented Approach (2nd Edition) By Michael D. Meyer And Eric J. Miller: 2015-16, Bruce Mccuaig
Osgoode Course Casebooks
Course Number 6565
Tesla, Dealer Franchise Laws, And The Politics Of Crony Capitalism, 2016 University of Michigan Law School
Tesla, Dealer Franchise Laws, And The Politics Of Crony Capitalism, Daniel A. Crane
Public choice theory has long proclaimed that business interests can capture regulatory processes to generate economic rents at the expense of consumers. Such political exploitation may go unnoticed and unchallenged for long time periods because, though the rents are captured by a relatively small number of individuals or firms, the costs are widely diffused over a large number of consumers. The triggering event to expose and mobilize opposition to the regulatory capture may not arise until a new technology seeks to challenge the incumbent technology, thus creating a motivated champion to expose and oppose the regulatory capture and advocate for ...
Indiana’S Texting-While-Driving Ban: Why Is It Not Working And How Could It Be Better?, 2016 Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Indiana’S Texting-While-Driving Ban: Why Is It Not Working And How Could It Be Better?, Emma Gormley
Indiana Law Journal
This Note will identify and examine obstacles standing in the way of more effective enforcement of Indiana’s texting while driving ban and make recommendations on how to achieve greater success. Part I will take a closer look at what makes texting while driving so dangerous, situating it within the larger context of distracted driving. Part II will then focus on Indiana’s legislative response in particular, breaking down the texting-while-driving laws and discussing impediments to widespread and consistent enforcement. Part III explores alternative strategies for combating those impediments to enforcement, drawing from the approaches of other areas of law ...
License Plate Reader Technology: Transportation Uses And Privacy Risks, 2016 Texas A&M University School of Law
License Plate Reader Technology: Transportation Uses And Privacy Risks, Johanna Zmud, Jason Wagner, Maarit Moran, James P. George
NCHRP Report/Task 136: License Plate Reader Technology: Transportation Uses and Privacy Risks, presents a review of transportation uses of license plate reader (LPR) technology, relevant regulatory and judicial cases, and current trends in public opinion. Detailed case studies were completed for five transportation uses to assess current context, benefits, and challenges. Guidance on strategies and practices is provided to guide transportation agencies in balancing between beneficial uses of LPR data and the protection of individual privacy. These best practices should be understood as the minimum aspirations for an agency’s policies, procedures, and controls. Due to the unique requirements ...
Agdaagux Tribe Of King Cove V. Jewell, 2015 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
Agdaagux Tribe Of King Cove V. Jewell, Taylor R. Thompson
Public Land & Resources Law Review
In a lengthy opinion by the Alaska District Court, the battle for a proposed medical emergency road through the Izembek National Refuge stalled. The court held that the Department of the Interior’s No Action Alternative blocked the construction of the road was decided in accordance within the Department’s authority. It is not the end of the battle over the road, as the court alluded that Congress may be able to change this decision.
Google Glass While Driving, 2015 William & Mary Law School
Google Glass While Driving, Adam M. Gershowitz
Is it legal to use Google Glass while driving? Most states ban texting while driving and a large number also forbid drivers from being able to see television and video screens. But do these statutes apply to Google Glass? Google advises users to check their states’ law and to “[r]ead up and follow the law!” Yet, laws designed for a tangible world are very difficult to apply to virtual screens projected by futuristic wearable technology. In short order, however, police and prosecutors across the country will be called upon to apply outdated distracted driving laws to Google Glass.
Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For December 2015, 2015 Roger Williams University
Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For December 2015, Roger Williams University School Of Law
Law Library Newsletters/Blog
No abstract provided.
Carriage Of Goods Through Multimodal Transportation: In Search Of International And Regional Harmonization, Olena Bokareva
No abstract provided.
One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start? (With Albert J. Plawinski", 2015 Chicago-Kent College of Law
One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start? (With Albert J. Plawinski", Henry H. Perritt Jr.
Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start?, 2015 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption Of State Drone Regulation Start?, Henry H. Perritt Jr.
All Faculty Scholarship
The proliferation of cheap civilian drones and their obvious utility for precision agriculture, motion picture and television production, aerial surveying, newsgathering, utility infrastructure inspection, and disaster relief has accelerated the FAA’s sluggish effort to develop a proposal for generally applicable rules and caused it to grant more than 600 “section 333 exemptions” permitting commercial drone flight before its rules are finalized.
Federal preemption in the field of aviation safety regulation is generally assumed, but political pressure on states and municipalities to regulate drones and the ability of this revolutionary aviation technology to open up space close to the ground ...
Ridesharing's House Of Cards: O'Connor V. Uber Technologies, Inc. And The Viability Of Uber's Labor Model In Washington, 2015 University of Washington School of Law
Ridesharing's House Of Cards: O'Connor V. Uber Technologies, Inc. And The Viability Of Uber's Labor Model In Washington, Henry Ross
Washington Law Review
Ridesharing companies, namely Uber and Lyft, have taken the transportation market by storm. These companies offer a competitive alternative to taxis through using smartphone apps and more efficient service offerings. As part of their business model, ridesharing companies treat their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees to minimize labor costs. However, drivers do not benefit from remedial labor statutes and thus (1) must pay for operating costs, (2) are not guaranteed a minimum wage, and (3) do not receive overtime pay. In O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc., a class of California Uber drivers are challenging their independent contractor ...
Vw And Gm Scandals Show Why Regulation Matters, 2015 Loyola University New Orleans
Vw And Gm Scandals Show Why Regulation Matters, Robert R.M. Verchick, Rena Steinzor
Robert R.M. Verchick
Conservatives love to belittle federal regulations — especially the ones designed to keep our air clean, our water drinkable, our workplaces safe, and our financial markets stable. Conservatives, of course, don’t oppose any of those things. They just think unregulated markets, left on their own, will keep bad things from happening. Customers will see when a dishonest company is putting Americans at risk; and when they do, they will unleash their fury and incinerate it. Unbridled capitalism is the world’s largest self-cleaning oven. Last week’s news from the automotive industry should lay that argument to rest.
The Salty Truth: Revealing The Need For Stricter Road Salt Application And Storage Regulations In The United States, 2015 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
The Salty Truth: Revealing The Need For Stricter Road Salt Application And Storage Regulations In The United States, Sara Labashosky
Villanova Environmental Law Journal
No abstract provided.
Legal Regime Of Marine Insurance In Arctic Shipping: Safety & Environmental Implications, 2015 Dalian Maritime University
Legal Regime Of Marine Insurance In Arctic Shipping: Safety & Environmental Implications, Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Huiru Liu
ShipArc 2015 Conference
No abstract provided.
Arctic Shipping & Liability For Harm To Natural Resources, 2015 Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan
Arctic Shipping & Liability For Harm To Natural Resources, Dominik Walkowski
ShipArc 2015 Conference
No abstract provided.
The Emerging Seat Belt Defense: Two Views, 2015 The University of Akron
The Emerging Seat Belt Defense: Two Views, John A. Trerilla
Akron Law Review
The courts have recently been concerned with the new problem of whether the law of torts imposes a legal obligation upon individuals to wear seat belts. The seat belt defense is in its formative years. It was first presented less than a decade ago, and has since been presented in approximately fifty cases. To date, less than half of the judicial jurisdictions in the country have considered the defense.
Automobile Insurance Rates: Promulgation, Regulation, And Equal Protection, 2015 The University of Akron
Automobile Insurance Rates: Promulgation, Regulation, And Equal Protection, James J. Mcgraw
Akron Law Review
T HE INTEREST in the price one pays for automobile insurance continues to grow at a rapid pace. The reason for this growing consumer interest may be attributed to the equally increasing need for automobiles, the price paid for them, and consequently, the need for insurance protection. This insurance protection has developed into a matter of major economic consequence to the auto owner.....The key to improved and efficient rate-watching is in the good faith efforts and perseverance of the policyholders themselves. Accordingly, an examination of the effects of consumerism along with a discussion of modern rate and regulatory developments ...