Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles for Public Operation
The regulations for post-testing deployment of autonomous vehicles will establish the requirements for manufacturers to meet prior to operation on California’s on public roads.
On December 16, 2015, the DMV released the draft deployment regulations for review. Two public workshops were held to allow interested parties to provide input on the draft regulations.
On September 30, 2016, the DMV released the revised draft deployment regulations. The DMV held a public workshop on the draft regulations on October 19, 2016 at the State Capitol.
The proposed regulations to establish a path for the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in California were published on March 10, 2017 and began the 45 day public comment period. The DMV will hold a public hearing in Sacramento to gather input on the proposed regulations on April 25, 2017.
The proposed regulations and details on the public hearing are below.
Proposed Driverless Testing and Deployment Regulations – Released March 10, 2017
OL 311, Autonomous Vehicle Tester (AVT) Program Application For Manufacturer's Testing Permit (PDF)
OL 312, Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program Application Checklist (PDF)
OL 316, Report of Traffic Collision Involving An Autonomous Vehicle (PDF)
OL 318, Autonomous Vehicle Tester (AVT) Program Application For Manufacturer's Testing Permit - Driverless Vehicles (PDF)
OL 319, Autonomous Vehicle Tester (AVT) Program Application For Certificate Of Self-Insurance (PDF)
OL 319A, Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Permit Application For Certificate of Self-Insurance (PDF)
OL 321, Application For Permit To Deploy Autonomous Vehicles On Public Streets (PDF)
Revised Draft Deployment Regulations – Released September 30, 2016
Draft Deployment Regulations Released December 2015
Previous Hearings and Workshops
If you have been unable to attend the previous workshop or public hearings, you may view the webcast videos of the hearings by clicking on the link below.
Sacramento - April 25, 2017
California Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
April 25, 2017
Sacramento - October 19, 2016
Background on Autonomous Vehicles
For more general information about autonomous vehicles, visit Autonomous Vehicles in California.