From the Model T to Driverless Cars: How Michigan Can Lead in Transportation Innovation


You may not have seen them on the highway yet, but autonomous vehicles are here. The potential benefits of this and related technologies are immense. But they also present new and unique regulatory and infrastructure challenges for state and local governments. Brent Skorup of the Mercatus Center has written extensively on these issues and will lay out the principles and practices policymakers should pursue when determining how to regulate these new technologies.

A transcript of this event is available here.

Brent Skorup is a research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He currently serves on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which advises the Federal Communications Commission. He has authored pieces for law reviews, National Affairs, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Wired, Reuters, Reason, National Review, and elsewhere. His research and commentary has appeared in news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS, The Washington Post, Vox, Bloomberg, and Buzzfeed.

Lunch is free and is included with reservations. Please register online here

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017
  11:30 a.m. - Check-in and lunch available
  Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Program with Q&A
WHERE: House Office Building
  Mackinac Room
  124 N Capitol Ave
  Lansing, MI 48933

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