Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Study

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will work with the AV technology industry to study the use of vehicles equipped with automated driving systems on state highways and the data the vehicles store or gather. The study will include a review of current laws dealing with licensing, registration, insurance, data ownership, and inspection and how they should apply to autonomous vehicles. As part of this study, NDDOT is conducting an AV pilot program to convert trucks into self-driving vehicles to improve work zone safety through impact protection technology. The pilot vehicle will be deployed in the Fargo area. This program is funded by the Federal Highway Administration’s Accelerated Innovation Deployment program. NDDOT reported findings in the NDDOT 2019-2021 Biennial Report. For more information, see the NDDOT website. (Reference House Bill 1202, 2017)