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(L to R) Casey Watkins and Neal Walters of Ballard Spahr. (Photo: Courtesy Photo) (L to R) Casey Watkins and Neal Walters of Ballard Spahr. (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

As automotive companies strive to save tens of millions of lives with advanced safety features, and compete to increase performance and comfort through the increased inclusion of technology, cars have become complicated computers on wheels. As consumers adjust and express very different reactions to these advancements, it may seem as if no good deed goes unpunished. While there is a tendency to jump forward and anticipate the consumer class action risks associated with the futuristic and exciting fully autonomous transportation model, an evolving interim stage of these technologies is unfolding right in front of us, and deserves our current attention.

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