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DMV Holds Public Hearing on Autonomous Vehicle Regulations


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April 24, 2017

DMV Holds Public Hearing on Autonomous Vehicle Regulations

DMV Seeks Input on the Driverless Testing and Public Use of Autonomous Vehicles

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hold a public hearing on April 25, 2017, to discuss and gather input on proposed regulations that cover the driverless testing and public use of autonomous vehicles on California roadways.  

WHEN: April 25, 2017 (Tuesday)
10:00 a.m.



California Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

For those interested in watching the public hearing, it will be live streamed and available to view at and on DMV’s Facebook page at

The proposed regulations were published in the Office of Administrative Law’s California Regulatory Notice Register on March 10, 2017, and marked the start of a 45-day public comment period, which ends April 24, 2017.

Those who would like to speak at the hearing will be required to check-in at the DMV table located just inside the auditorium.  Written comments may be submitted to until April 24, 2017.  Written and verbal comments will be accepted at the public hearing.   

The proposed autonomous vehicle driverless testing and deployment regulations, forms, and hearing notice are available on the DMV Autonomous Vehicles webpage.

After the public hearing, the DMV will complete the remaining steps in the formal rulemaking process and deliver the final regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for approval.  The regulations are anticipated to be completed by the end of the year.



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