Milestones in the Development of the Driverless Testing and Deployment Regulations
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.
On March 10, 2017, the proposed regulations to establish a path for the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in California were published and began the 45 day public comment period. The DMV held a public hearing in Sacramento to gather input on the proposed regulations on April 25, 2017.
On October 11, 2017, the DMV published revised regulations that cover driverless testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The release commenced a 15-day public comment period that ended on October 25, 2017.
On November 30, 2017, the department released revised regulations for a second 15-day public comment period that ended on December 15, 2017.
On January 11, 2018, the DMV submitted the final regulatory package, which covers driverless testing and deployment, to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for approval.
On February 26, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the driverless testing regulations. On March 2, 2018, the department posted a public notice of that approval on its website and can begin approving applications 30 days after the notice on April 2, 2018.
Proposed Driverless Testing and Deployment Regulations
Released November 30, 2017
Previous Regulation Proposals and Drafts
Previous regulation proposals released from October 11, 2017 to 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 below.
Sacramento - April 25, 2017
California Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
April 25, 2017
Sacramento - October 19, 2016