Workshop: The Road to Self-Driving Cars
Synopsis: There is a lot of excitement and buzz around self-driving cars. Self-driving cars can dramatically reduce fatalities from traffic crashes as well as enable mobility for a wider segment of the population. This session will provide an overview of the development efforts underway and consider the regulatory pathways and timeframes for when we can expect to see initial as well as widespread deployment of self-driving cars. This session will also lay the foundation for how the OOH industry can best think about and position itself for this upcoming disruption to surface transportation.
Chan Lieu is a member of Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Group who represents emerging and established automotive and technology firms. A veteran of the Legislative and Executive Branches, Lieu has significant experience in a broad range of policy and regulatory matters involving the transportation industry, data and cybersecurity, privacy, internet technologies, and other emerging technologies. He advises clients on regulatory and legislative matters associated with the future of the automotive industry, including self-driving and mobility, connectivity, and advanced driver assist systems.
Most recently, Lieu served as Director of Government Affairs, Policy and Strategic Planning at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In this position, Lieu led NHTSA’s liaison activity with Members of Congress, their staffs and various committees while advising senior leadership on pending legislation. He also managed a NHTSA team responsible for developing the agency’s strategic plan and operational goals for the future of auto transportation safety.