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DMV Holds Public Workshops on Draft Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Regulations


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January 22, 2016

DMV Holds Public Workshops on Draft Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Regulations

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hold two workshops to discuss the public deployment of autonomous vehicles.  The DMV released draft autonomous vehicle deployment regulations on December 16, 2015.  

These workshops are intended to gather input from industry, consumer and public interest groups, academics, as well as the public, to help improve the quality of the regulations that will eventually be adopted for the operation of self-driving vehicles.

Senate Bill 1298 (Chapter 570; Statutes of 2012) required the DMV to adopt regulations governing both the testing and the use of autonomous vehicles on public roadways.  In September 2014, the DMV announced the regulations for manufacturers to test autonomous vehicles.  

The DMV invites the public to participate in the upcoming workshops to discuss the draft regulations.

Northern California Southern California
California State University, Sacramento Junipero Serra Building
Harper Alumni Center Carmel Room
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Tuesday, February 2, 2016
10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

A live stream of the workshop will be available on the DMV Autonomous Vehicles webcast page.  The workshop will also be recorded and available on the DMV website within seven days of the event.  The Los Angeles workshop will not be live streamed, but will be recorded and available for viewing on the website within seven days.

The agenda for the Sacramento workshop and the full text of the draft autonomous vehicle deployment regulations are available on the DMV Autonomous Vehicles webpage.

Note for Sacramento workshop:
Please allow ample time to arrive and park.   The California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) will be back in session and parking lots may be full, as well as the Highway 50 exit to the campus.  A CSUS parking permit is required to park on campus and can be purchased from a permit machine located on campus parking lots. Parking Lot 8 is the closest to the Alumni Center.  Overflow parking is available across the street.

If you need to park off campus, the following city streets would be the closest options:

  • Folsom Boulevard (south end of campus)
  • Elvas Avenue (near the tunnel on the west side of campus)
  • Carlson Drive (north end of campus)
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