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Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Business and Regulatory Issues

The potential benefits of driverless cars are widely understood, but the path to getting from the current state of human driving to a world of interconnected and self-driven vehicles entails an overwhelming confluence of technological, legal, regulatory, political, and business issues. This course will focus on connected and autonomous vehicle technology and explore the coordination of intellectual property rights, business assets, and standardization by industry and governmental stakeholders.

  • Interdisciplinary Units: Economics, Engineering, Ford, Information, Law, Ross
  • Instructors: Daniel Crane (Law), May Liang (Business-Industry)
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Meeting Time: Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm (Lab); 4:30-6:30pm (Seminar)
  • Location: 1070 South Hall, Law School

How to Register: Problem Solving Initiative classes are “prof pick.”  If you are interested in enrolling in a PSI class, submit a resume and statement of interest (≤ 250 words) by March 25 here.


These classes are a part of Michigan Law School’s new interdisciplinary Problem Solving Initiative. The classes are designed to allow students to share the unique perspectives of their academic disciplines while working together with faculty and outside experts to propose a solution to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Class time will be spent primarily on expert discovery sessions and group work, and there will be a final class project that proposes a solution to the problem being studied. For More Information: Visit the Problem Solving Initiative website