Support for Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Operation

State agencies with regulatory authority over autonomous vehicle technology must facilitate and encourage the proper testing and operation of autonomous vehicles in Utah. Autonomous vehicles are motor vehicles equipped with technology that allows vehicle automation to perform one or more driving functions without the direct control of the driver. In October 2016, the Utah Department of Public Safety, in consultation with the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles and the Utah Department of Transportation, published a report that evaluates best practices for regulating autonomous vehicles on Utah highways. (Reference Utah Code 41-26-101 and 41-26-102)