We’re in the midst of a rapid evolution not only in the way drivers operate their vehicles, but also in the operations, compliance, go-to-market strategy and cyber preparedness of the entire automotive industry. More than 70 million connected cars will be on the road by 2023, as predicted by IHS Markit, and autonomous vehicles aren’t far behind with current models equipped with semi-autonomous functionality, including auto-steering, self-parking, autonomous lane changing and collision-avoidance features.
There is no question that the use of robots, along with other similar technological changes in the workplace, will continue to eliminate or downgrade jobs. Indeed, it has been estimated that on average, each workplace robot eliminates six jobs. This article will examine (1) the impact such changes will have on women and (2) whether these changes can be subject to legal challenge as prohibited gender discrimination.
It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the most important steps you should take before engaging a technology services provider is to prepare a plan for exiting the relationship. Why? A thoughtful IT exit strategy developed before contracting with a vendor is not only a best practice for protecting against the risk of a failed vendor relationship, but it can also strengthen your IT procurement and contracting process. All too often, however, companies (large and small) do not invest the time to think through the end of the relationship before signing on the dotted line.
Exponential technological growth and transformative change are creating unique opportunities and challenges for the automotive industry. That was a key theme of Foley’s 2018 Auto Show Program, hosted by Foley partners Mark Aiello and Ann Marie Uetz and held on January 17, 2018, alongside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Maryland Board of Physicians evaluated, then tabled for further consideration, a set of new telehealth rules designed to expand the opportunities for hospitals and providers to deliver virtual care services in Baltimore and throughout the State. The Board held a public hearing on January 24, 2018 to review proposed telehealth rules originally issued late last year. The new rules were influenced by the Washington, DC telemedicine rules, and incorporate comments submitted by a number of telehealth industry advocates, including the successful efforts of the folks at the Maryland Telehealth Alliance.