Matthew Channon

Matthew joined Exeter Law School as a Lecturer in Law from the University of Southampton in September 2017. Someday soon, Matthew will send the website administrator a photo and complete his biography. Stay tuned!

Research Interests

Matthew’s research focuses on legal issues arising from Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Driverless Cars) and he is co-authoring the first substantive text on ‘The Law and Autonomous Vehicles (available January 2019). Matthew has presented his research at major industry conferences both nationally and internationally and has been cited by several newspapers including the Times and the Guardian. Matthew is running the first LLM Module on ‘Motor Insurance Law and Autonomous Vehicles’ in 2018/19. Matthew has further met with both the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and the UK Law Commission and was part of a Co-authored consultation response which was cited twice by the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee.

Matthew further has an interest in the Law and Autonomy generally, particularly Drones and Autonomous Ships. Matthew is further interested in Motor Insurance and Insurance Law generally and often presents to the Association Internationale De Droit Des Assurances Motor Insurance Working Party. Matthew won the Association Internationale De Droit Des Assurances Academic prize in November 2016.

Select Outputs

M. Channon. “Automated and Electric Vehicles Act, Technology and Proactive Law.” April 2019.

M. Channon, L. McCormick, and K. Noussia. The Law and Autonomous Vehicles. Informa Law from Routledge, January 2019.

M. Channon and L. McCormick. “Look No Hands!” 2016.

Select Conference Engagement

“Autonomous Vehicles and Motor Insurance Law: Some Future Considerations,” Octo Telematics Conference, Silverstone, August 2017.

“Insuring Autonomous Vehicles,” Airmic Leadership Forum, September 2017.

“Autonomous Vehicles and Motor Insurance: Future Paradigm,” Insuring Autonomous Vehicles Conference, London, February 2018.

“The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Right Place, Wrong Time?” AIDA Serbia, Palic, April 2018.

Select Media Appearances

M. Bridge, “Driverless cars ‘could be hacked to cause pile-ups’,” The Times, 13 November 2017.

G. Topham, “Philip Hammond pledges driverless cars by 2021 and warns people to retrain,” The Guardian, 23 November 2017.

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