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Orr Quoted in Law360 on V2V Technology

November 02, 2017

O’Melveny associate Jason Orr was quoted in a Law360 article titled, “Murky Connected-Car Regime Won’t Halt Auto Tech Push.” 

According to the November 2, 2017, report, the Trump administration “may abandon an Obama-era plan to establish a standard for V2V, or vehicle-to-vehicle, communication technology that would allow cars to connect to each other wirelessly to avoid crashes and mitigate traffic,” yet “experts say automakers will continue to develop V2V technology with the expectation that the Trump administration will eventually advance a more flexible set of standards.”

“Given that they’ve taken this action, I would be surprised if the rule continued in the form in which it was originally proposed, to require every single car to have compatible communication equipment, to send and receive signals from each other, and create a connected-car standard,” Orr told Law360But, that “regulatory vacuum might inspire auto manufacturers to collaborate on V2V industry standards” similar to how the tech industry agreed to use USB technology to connect and power computers, electronic devices, and smartphones, he added.

Based in O’Melveny’s Los Angeles office, Orr handles complex and class-action litigation for industry leaders in the automotive, consumer electronics, and technology fields.