As of December 2017, North Carolina legislation established regulations for the operation of fully autonomous motor vehicles on public highways. House Bill 469 defines what constitutes a “fully autonomous vehicle,” as well as stating the requirements necessary to operate fully autonomous vehicles on North Carolina roadways. The bill further specifies that a driver’s license is not required for an autonomous vehicle operator, and requires an adult be in the vehicle if a person under 12 is in the vehicle. This legislation also preempts local regulation and establishes the Fully Autonomous Vehicle Committee. To read HB 469 in its entirety, see https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H469v7.pdf .
House Bill 716, modified the follow-too-closely law to allow platooning. To view HB 716 (2017) in its entirety, see https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H716v5.pdf.