As interest in autonomous vehicles accelerates, and as the related technologies evolve, the vehicles' manufacturers and their suppliers are preparing to encounter a broad range of legal issues.

This Jones Day White Paper provides an overview of autonomous vehicles, defines key terms, explains recent pertinent legislation, and summarizes the actions of regulatory authorities in the U.S. and other nations involved in autonomous vehicle development. Special attention is given the intellectual property, privacy and data protection, and product liability issues related to the introduction of these vehicles.

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