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Many people consider autonomous vehicles to be a significant part of the future of the automotive industry.
As the technology for autonomous vehicles continues to develop, it may be necessary for state and municipal governments to address the potential impacts of these vehicles on the road.
Each year, the number of states considering legislation related to autonomous vehicles has gradually increased.
- In 2018, 15 states enacted 18 AV related bills.
- In 2017, 33 states have introduced legislation. In 2016, 20 states introduced legislation.
- Sixteen states introduced legislation in 2015, up from 12 states in 2014, nine states and D.C. in 2013, and six states in 2012.
- Since 2012, at least 41 states and D.C. have considered legislation related to autonomous vehicles.
- Twenty-nine states—Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin —and Washington D.C. have enacted legislation related to autonomous vehicles.
- Governors in Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin have issued executive orders related to autonomous vehicles.
- Autonomous Vehicle Legisbrief, April 2017
- State Legislatures, Jan. 2017 Article
- Autonomous Vehicle Legisbrief, February 2014
- State Legislatures, March 2013 Article
- Transport Report April/May 2014
- Washington State AV Workgroup
- California Department of Motor Vehicles webpage on Autonomous Vehicles
- Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Autonomous Vehicles report (February 10, 2014)
- Georgia House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study Committee report (December 2014)
- Iowa Department of Transportation Automated Vehicle Technologies Project Vision Document (March 2017)
- Kentucky Transportation Center, Analysis of Autonomous Vehicle Policies (March 2017)
- Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Investigation into Legislative Action Needed to Accommodate the Future Safe Operation of Autonomous Vehicles in the State of Louisiana (October 2016)
- Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force (June 2016), Draft Final Report (November 2016)
- Vermont Agency of Transportation, Preparing for Automated Vehicles in Vermont (January, 2018)
- University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Survey on Driver Automation Preferences
- NHTSA policy on Automated Vehicles
- NHTSA Human Factor Evaluation for Automated Vehicles
- Governors Highway Safety Association, Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers: Traffic Safety Issues for States
- Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution—Fostering Innovation with Smart Regulation
- RAND Corporation Autonomous Vehicle Technology: A Guide for Policymakers
- Automated Vehicle Crash Rate Comparison Using Naturalistic Data: The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute released a report that assesses driving risk in the United States nationally and for the Google Self-Driving Car Project by considering crash rates reported to the police, crash rates for different types of roadways, and scenarios that give rise to unreported crashes.
- U.S. DOT Volpe Center, How an Automated Car Platoon Works