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Soliday driverless vehicle bill passes Indiana House

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The House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation authored by State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, which would expand automated vehicle operations in Indiana.

Soliday's bill would enable automated vehicles--those which do not need a human driver--to be operated on public roads under certain safety guidelines.

“We want to ensure Indiana promotes an environment for innovation and growth while keeping the safety of Hoosier motorists in mind,” Soliday said. “This legislation opens Indiana to this new and exciting technology by allowing for the safe operation of automated vehicles on public roads.”

In addition, the bill would establish the Automated Vehicle Oversight Task Group consisting of members from the BMV, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Police, as well as a representative from local government. The task group's purpose would be to oversee and regulate the operation of automated vehicles.

House Bill 1341 can now considered by the Senate. For more information, visit



Posted 1/26/2018




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