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AB 1141 (Berman) Autonomous vehicles: freight vehicles.

Position:Watch
Status:Policy Committees
Summary:
Authorizes the Department of the California Highway Patrol, or a manufacturer approved by the department, to conduct testing of autonomous technology using freight vehicles on a highway. The manufacturer must have an approved application.  Testing must be conducted on a route not less than 50 miles in distance and only on designated highways. An operator with a class-appropriate commercial license must be present in the vehicle during testing.  Hours spent as an operator of an autonomous freight vehicle are counted towards the maximum driving hours permitted in a work period. The autonomous freight vehicles must comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration guidance.
More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:April 11, 2017