Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Testing and Operation

An AV and on-demand AV network may operate in Florida if the driving system complies with all applicable federal and state traffic and motor vehicle safety, insurance, and registration laws and regulations. AVs are motor vehicle equipped with automated driving system technology that allows vehicle automation to perform the entire driving task on a sustained basis.

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles must develop a Strategic Intermodal System Plan every 5 years that includes a needs assessment which considers infrastructure and technological improvements, such as automated driving systems. The Florida Turnpike Enterprise may enter into one or more agreements to fund, construct, and operate facilities for the advancement of autonomous and connected technologies to improve safety and reduce congestion. Other conditions apply.

(Reference Florida Statutes 316.003, 316.85, 319.145, 339.175, 339.64, 339.83, and 627.0653)

Jurisdiction: Florida

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jun 13, 2019

Technologies: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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