Venable partner David Strickland
appeared on the December 16, 2016, broadcast of C-SPAN's Washington Journal
to discuss self-driving car technology and its benefits. Strickland said the long-range goal of self-driving technology is to make sure the "person never has to be a part of the driving task." He cited improved safety and a reduction of driver fatalities as a primary reason for automakers to continue pursuing the technology. Responding to a question from a caller on liability, Strickland said the availability of more data would make it easier to determine who was in control at the time of a crash.