Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Committee and Regulations

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) established the Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee (Committee) to 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.

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. PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission authorizes the locations to deploy and test CAVs.

(Reference Title 75 Pennsylvania Statues Chapter 1, Section 102, Chapter 33, Section 3317, and Chapter 85, Section 8501)