Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Regulations and Committee

A CAV is defined as a vehicle equipped with an automated driving system or connected by wireless communication or other technology to another vehicle allow for coordinated or controlled movement. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission authorizes the locations to deploy and test CAVs.

PennDOT established the Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee will advise and consult PennDOT on each aspect of connected and automated systems, including developing technical guidance, evaluating best practices, reviewing existing laws, regulations and policies, and engaging in continued research and evaluation of connected and automated systems technology necessary to ensure safe testing, deployment and continued innovation in the commonwealth. PennDOT will provide an annual report of the Committee activities.

(Reference Title 75 Pennsylvania Statues Sections 102, 3317, and 8501)