|What is happening in the U.S. legislative and regulatory
environment as it relates to automation?
|There is ongoing state legislative activity (as shown by
the map) where different states are beginning to either enact or consider
legislation that allows testing (or operation) of automated vehicles on
|States in green show where legislation has been enacted or
|States in yellow show where legislation is under
|States in red show where legislation was introduced, but
not enacted (i.e. failed by the end of the session)
|States in grey show where there is no legislative activity
(thus far) regarding automation.
|Most notably, the state of NV and CA have not only passed
legislation that allows automated vehicles on the roads, but have also
developed state regulations.
|Growing Patchwork of state regulations: as evidenced
by the map, there has been a variation of state legislative activity in this
area. This could pose a challenge to OEMs as they must comply with varying
state regulations and also pose a challenge to drivers. There may be
different driver licensing, training and vehicle operating requirements
|This leads to the question as to whether there is a need
for national consistency and standards?