The Importance of Defining a Comprehensive Legal Framework for the Software-Defined Vehicle Development
The automotive manufacturers seek to maintain control over the aspects that provide the greatest potential for differentiation, and the software is at the core. This change of paradigm would impact the function of the traditional supply chain. Derived from these challenges and implications from the Software-defined Vehicles comes another complication: developing a comprehensive legal framework. This framework must encapsulate two of the most important legal aspects of the design: liability and IP ownership. In these aspects, there are major differences between traditional hardware design and the implications that software co-development will bring to the table.
This session will cover the reasons behind the urgent need for vehicle manufacturers to determine a new legal framework defining who will own the IP and therefore be responsible for the liabilities, warranty and reliability in the Software-defined Vehicle.