Hot Report: California's Self-Driving Vehicle Law

. November 21, 2012

OLR Report 2012-R-0456 provides a summary of California's Self-Driving Vehicle law. The law, which takes effect on January 1, 2013, allows self-driving ("autonomous") vehicles to operate on state roads. The California legislature found that these vehicles “offer significant potential safety, mobility and commercial benefits for individuals and businesses,” and approved the measure to encourage their testing and operation on California roads.
 
California is the third state (after Nevada and Florida) to allow the operation of autonomous vehicles. For more information, read the full report