Autonomous Vehicle Standards & Requirements, California, 2012

  • Date Enacted: Sep 25, 2012


The bill defines what an autonomous vehicle is, how it can be used, and other necessary details on how such vehicles can be operated in California. This legislation allows the operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads as long as the proper documentation and applications are submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The bill mandates that any such vehicles comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and other performance and safety requirements. Other requirements include evidence of insurance and certifications on autonomous technology.

Updated April 2017

Citation: SB 1298

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  • California, US
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