Regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles in CA has been approved since Sept 4th 2015, see this CA DMV website for more info.
Check below for which companies are most involved:
Adopted Regulations for Testing of Autonomous Vehicles by Manufacturers
DMV conducted two public workshops in 2013 related to developing regulations for testing of autonomous vehicles. The proposed regulations were then published in the Office of Administrative Law's California Regulatory Notice Register on November 29, 2013. The publishing marked the start of a 45-day public comment period, which ended on January 13, 2014. After a public hearing held on January 14, 2014, DMV delivered final testing regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for approval.
The autonomous vehicles testing regulations were adopted on May 19, 2014 and became effective on September 16, 2014.
You may view the details of the adopted regulations by clicking on the documents below.
Information for Manufacturers Testing of Autonomous Vehicles
The autonomous vehicles testing regulations establish an Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program that is administered by the department's Occupational Licensing Branch. DMV is currently accepting applications for the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program.
You may view the requirements and application process for manufacturers to obtain DMV's approval prior to testing autonomous vehicles on California public roads by clicking on the link below:
As of September 4, 2015, DMV has issued Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits to the following entities:
- Volkswagen Group of America
- Mercedes Benz
- Delphi Automotive
- Tesla Motors
- Cruise Automation
Edited by GrySql, 30 September 2015 - 06:25 PM.