The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has previously established procedures for permitting and overseeing the testing of autonomous vehicle (AVs). The next phase of regulatory activity will be aimed at addressing a broader and more detailed list of regulatory issues affecting the operation and regulation of AVs in California. An ALJ Ruling was issued December 19, 2019 identifying next steps in establishing AV rules, and laying out a broad set of questions related to program goals, data reporting, definitions, permitting and safety. Parties have an opportunity to comment on questions that include:
Per a January 9 Administrative Law Judge Ruling, party comments on questions related to changes in the current AV testing rules are due January 21, 2019. Comments on the remainder of the questions are due February 10, 2019.
Contact: Lynn Haug or Ron Liebert