Automated Vehicle (AV) Programs
AVs may operate in Arkansas under an AV program established by the State Highway Commission if an exemption is granted by the Arkansas Department of Transportation. To participate in an AV program, AVs must have proof of insurance, comply with all traffic laws, be able to safely operate at a railroad crossing, and have safety mechanisms in place in the event of a driving system failure. AV program participants may operate an AV that is not equipped with seatbelts, a steering wheel, or a rearview mirror.
(Reference Arkansas Code 27-51-1410)