Business programme

UAVs in the Law: The Legal Regulation of Autonomous Vehicles

Congress Centre, conference hall B4
Digitalization: The Law of the Future or the Future of the Law?
The introduction of UAVs on all types of transport and the creation of a “smart” transport infrastructure are currently a common global trend. 2021 saw the approval of three strategic initiatives for the introduction of unmanned vehicles, involving science, tech start-ups, public corporations and private business (“lighthouse projects”). To test the use of UAVs on all types of transport, the state uses “regulatory sandboxes” – experimental legal regimes (ELRs). This approach enables UAVs to start being tested and operated without waiting for a large number of regulations to be drafted and passed. Participants in this session will discuss key issues of the legal regulation of all types of highly automated vehicles: experience from the ELRs that have been put in place, and the need to adjust existing ELRs and launch new ELRs to regulate the movement of UAVs.


Pavel Golosov
Director, Institute of Social Sciences, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA)


Dmitry Bakanov
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Pozhidaev
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Sitronics
Pavel Popov
Deputy General Director - Director of the St. Petersburg Branch, NIIAS
Artem Sheikin
Member of the Federation Council Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Constitutional Legislation and State Building
Dmitry Yadrov
Deputy Head, Federal Air Transport Agency (online)

Front row participants

Andrey Naumov
Deputy Director of Information Technology Department, Eurasian Economic Commission
Ekaterina Rudina
Head of Information Security Analysts, Kaspersky ICS CERT
Aleksey Yuretskiy
General Director, Geoscan