ROYAL OAK – Warner Norcross & Judd Partner Randy Peck talks about the autonomous vehicle patent race underway, a tug-of-war between traditional automakers and Silicon Valley software companies to dominate intellectual property in this next phase of auto evolution.

Some autonomous features are already in the latest vehicles. Those include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist features for providing enhanced safety through some level of autonomy.

The leap from implementing individualized autonomous features to full and advanced automation will not come without significant challenges, including intellectual property and related regulation and standardization. These challenges are only made more complex by globalization and different regulations and requirements depending on country or region in which vehicles are sold.

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