The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) held a Brown Bag Discussion on Big Data, Autonomous Mobility & The Law on March 27, as part of the NYMTC’s Regional Trends Series.

Industry leaders on key transportation planning issues spoke, including Matthew W. Daus, Esq., former NYC Taxi & Limousine Commissioner/Chair, transportation technology lawyer, Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY/CCNY’s Transportation Center and President of the International Association of Transportation Regulators.

Trends and developments in the New York Metropolitan Area’s transportation systems were discussed, and Mr. covered the evolving laws and regulations impacting transportation data and privacy, including access to data (TNCs, taxis, paratransit, airports) by the public, government, academia and competing private company interests. Mr. Daus, who on behalf of the National Academy of the Science’s Transportation Research Board served as Co-Chair to the Legal Forum on Autonomous Vehicles, and is currently a U.S. delegate/planning committee member of the U.S./European Union’s Summit on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Automated and Connected Vehicles, addressed the legal and policy issues being researched internationally, and lead an interactive discussion on the future of the for-hire ground transportation industry as autonomous technology progresses.

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