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Kasich Signs Order Opening Ohio Public Roads to Smart Vehicle Testing

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Ohio Governor John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing autonomous vehicle research and testing on public roads. The order permits autonomous vehicle testing on any public road, but requires participating vehicles to meet certain safety requirements and comply with all current state traffic laws.  Furthermore, this order requires operators to have a valid license […]

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PA Legislation Introduced Establishing Autonomous Vehicle Advisory Committee and Autonomous Shuttle Vehicles

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduces House Bill 2300, new legislation that will create a Connected and Highly Autonomous Vehicle Advisory Committee as well as allow PennDot to permit the operation of autonomous shuttles on public roads. Representative Jim Marshall is co-sponsoring this bill, which will establish an Autonomous Vehicle Advisory Committee staffed by department Secretaries […]

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Automated Vehicles – Enacted Legislation in North Carolina

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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 […]

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Automated Vehicles – Enacted Legislation in Florida

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Florida’s 2012 legislation declared the legislative intent of House Bill 1207 (2012) is to encourage the safe development, testing and operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology on public roads of the state and found that the state does not prohibit nor specifically regulate the testing or operation of autonomous technology in motor vehicles on […]

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Automated Vehicles – Enacted Legislation in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is one of twenty-one states with “highly automated vehicle” or “HAV” legislation, enacted in July, 2016, effective September, 2016, which includes amendments to the Transportation (74 Pa. C.S.) and Vehicle (75 Pa. C.S.) Codes.  Senate Bill 1267 allows the use of allocated funds, up to $40,000,000 per year, for intelligent transportation system applications, such as autonomous […]