Automated Vehicle (AV) Testing and Operation Support

The Secretary of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) established a working group to assess the safe development of AVs. The AV Working Group convenes and consults with experts on motor vehicle safety and vehicle automation and works with the Legislature on any proposed AV legislation. MassDOT, with input from the AV Working Group, will issue guidance to allow for the safe testing of automated technologies on designated state highways and on other public roadways. In 2019, the AV Working Group released a report of their findings. For more information, see the AV Working Group website.

(Reference Executive Order 572, 2016)

Jurisdiction: Massachusetts

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Oct 20, 2016

Technologies: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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