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

Free event in Lansing to explore emerging vehicle technologies

Monday, May 15, 2017

Chantal Lovell
Communications Manager

LANSING — 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.

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 other publications. 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.

Register online at For more information, contact the Mackinac Center at 989-698-1905 or


Thursday, May 18, 2017


11:30 a.m. - Check-in and lunch available


Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Program with Q&A


Free admission


House Office Building


Mackinac Room


124 N. Capitol Ave.


Lansing, MI 48933

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