Autonomous Vehicles

There are currently 37 states along with the District of Columbia that have enacted legislation or issues executive orders regarding Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).

  • 13 states simply authorize a study, define key terms or state contacts, or authorize funding
  • 8 states authorize testing, while 11 states and the District of Columbia authorize full deployment. Of these, 12 states now allow testing or deployment without a human operator in the vehicle.
  • 5 states regulate truck platooning.

More information on state AV laws as well as recommendations for states considering AV legislation can be found in GHSA's report Preparing for Automated Vehicles: Traffic Safety Issues for States.

Source: NCSL

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There are currently 37 states along with the District of Columbia that have enacted legislation or issues executive orders regarding Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).

GHSA Joins PAVE Coalition to Increase Driver Knowledge about Automated Vehicle Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2019

CONTACT: Madison Forker, 202-580-7930

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amidst growing public questions and concerns about current and future automated vehicle (AV) technology, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is pleased to announce that it has joined Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE).

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