Law Policy, and Regulation

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

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About the course

New mobility systems have the potential to transform the way people and goods move about, creating significant legal, regulatory, and policy issues. This module covers everything from the current structure of mobility law to broader societal issues such as transportation priorities, data use, and equity. You will learn about local, state, and federal laws impacting mobility, along with the evolving regulations around new technologies like connected vehicles and ride-sharing apps.

OVERVIEW

MODULE OUTLINE

The Current Structure of Mobility Law and Regulation

  • Local Law/Regulation
    • Local Traffic Law/Law Enforcement
    • Transportation Planning/Land Use
    • Public Transit
    • Funding – Public vs. Private
  • State Law/Regulation
    • State Traffic Law/Law Enforcement
    • Drivers Licensing
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Transportation Planning/Land Use
    • Public Transit
    • Funding – Public vs. Private
  • Federal Law/Regulation
    • Federal Regulations
    • USDOT and its Agencies

Law, Regulation, and New Mobility Technology

  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
    • Legal Issues
    • Local vs. State vs. Federal Control
  • Ride Sharing
    • Ability to Regulate – State vs. Local Government
    • Similarities and Differences to Regulating Taxis
    • Additional Considerations (e.g. Employment Law)
  • Micro-Mobility
    • How Cities Have Handled Micro-Mobility
  • Drones/Urban Air Mobility
    • Current FAA regulation
    • Role of States/Cities/etc.
  • Speculative Technologies
    • The Hyperloop – How Governments Are Exploring Speculative Technologies
    • Policy Debate
    • Regulatory Challenges

Additional Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Issues

  • Transportation Priorities
    • What do Communities Want and Need?
    • How do Governments Determine Such Priorities?
  • Data Generated by Mobility Technologies
    • Ownership and Privacy
  • Government Use of Data
    • Police Access
  • Equity – Who Are These Systems For?
    • Accessibility
    • Access Across Economic Statuses

TIME COMMITMENT & WORK PACE

  • You will have access to this module for 60 days.
  • This module contains 6-7 hours of required recorded material and an associated testing assessment.
  • The module also includes supplemental reading material to bolster your knowledge.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of module topics, readings, and testing assessment with an 80% pass rate is required to earn a digital badge for this module.

CERTIFICATE OPTION

To earn a Certificate in Foundations of Mobility, consider enrolling in our 15-week courses: Course I: Mobility Behavior & Technology and Course II: Mobility System Design, Finance & Regulation

CERTIFICATE OPTION

To earn a Certificate in Foundations of Mobility, consider enrolling in our 15-week courses: Course I: Mobility Behavior & Technology and Course II: Mobility System Design, Finance & Regulation

PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • There are no prerequisites for this module.

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Technical Requirements

The program requires a minimum of the following common set of tools and resources:

A high-speed internet connection outside of a corporate firewall is required to access online course lectures. Online students will need the following:

  • Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.5+, or equivalent OS
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4GB free disk space
  • A monitor capable of 1280 x 720 resolution
  • Sound card and speakers
  • High Speed Internet access (LAN, Cable modem or DSL)
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Adobe Reader 10+
  • Cookies enabled in your web browser

SUPPORT

Administrative/Online Technical Support

Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

Content Questions and Support

Students are welcome to contact the module instructor and/or their assistants with content-related questions and support.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

You will finish this module with a strong understanding of the many legal, regulatory, and policy implications of modern mobility.

Experts

Ian Williams

Ian R. Williams is the inaugural Fellow for the Law and Mobility Program at the University of Michigan Law School, and serves as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Mobility. His current work deals with the relationship between the law and emerging mobility and transportation technologi...

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