Thursday, February 14, 2019
Current trends show that technological advances and changing consumer behavior will result in mass market adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles within 10 years. To enable this reality and provide certainty for businesses and localities, the infrastructure, regulatory framework, and trade deals need to be ready and in place. That was the theme of Foleys 2019 Automotive Industry Conference, hosted by Foley & Lardner LLP partners Ann Marie Uetz and Mark Aiello and held on January 16, 2019, alongside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Nearly 100 executives gathered to hear insights from three distinguished panels of speakers on how to design and develop new technologies in a localized context that take into account varying consumer use-cases, geographic environments, and regulatory frameworks. Here are the highlights from these discussions.
Solutions for Alternative Transportation and Mobility
Electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs), which are projected to make up 30 percent of the market in seven to 10 years, are advancing forward at a breakneck pace. With this in mind, Laura Marcero, Managing Director and National Industrials Sector Lead of Huron Consulting Group asked the first panel whether we have the infrastructure and ...