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Regulations for Testing Autonomous Vehicles in California

  • Bernard C. SorianoEmail author
  • Stephanie L. Dougherty
  • Brian G. Soublet
  • Kristin J. Triepke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Abstract

Technological systems designed to assist drivers are becoming more common in vehicles today. As these systems become more advanced, vehicles will be able to execute routine driving maneuvers and eventually perform all driving tasks. In September 2012, California passed a law to allow these advanced, or autonomous, vehicles to be tested and operated on its public roadways. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is tasked with developing regulations pursuant to the law. Regulations governing the automobile manufacturers’ testing of these vehicles have been completed, and the salient provisions are discussed in this paper.

Keywords

Autonomous vehicle California California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV Autonomous vehicles testing regulations 

References

  1. 1.
    Hayden E (2012) Speeding into the future: self-driving cars are now legal in California. Time Magazine, 26 Sept 2012Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2013) Preliminary statement of policy concerning automated vehicles, May 2013Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard C. Soriano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephanie L. Dougherty
    • 1
  • Brian G. Soublet
    • 1
  • Kristin J. Triepke
    • 1
  1. 1.California Department of Motor VehiclesSacramentoUSA

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