assembly Bill A31

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for and regulates the operation and testing of motor vehicles with autonomous technology

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to transportation
Jan 07, 2015 referred to transportation

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A31 - Details

Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§100-e, 100-f, 379, 507-a & 1212-a, V & T L; add Art 9 Title 3 §§9-301 & 9-303, Gen Ob L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7391A

A31 - Summary

Provides for and regulates the operation and testing of motor vehicles with autonomous technology.

A31 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   31

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GANTT, ROZIC, DenDEKKER -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Transportation

AN  ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing
  the testing and operation of autonomous  motor  vehicles  upon  public
  highways;  to  amend  the  general obligations law, in relation to the
  liability of motor vehicle manufacturers  for  vehicles  converted  to
  autonomous  motor  vehicles;  and  directing the commissioner of motor
  vehicles to make recommendations upon additional  legislative  actions
  relating to autonomous vehicles

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby  declares  that
it  intends  to  encourage and support the safe development, testing and
operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology upon  the  public
highways of the state. This state, while not prohibiting the testing and
operation of motor vehicles with autonomous technology, hereby regulates
such testing and operation.
  S  2.    The  vehicle  and  traffic  law  is amended by adding two new
sections 100-e and 100-f to read as follows:
  S 100-E. AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGY.  TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED ON A MOTOR VEHI-
CLE THAT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE ON WHICH THE TECHNOLOGY
IS INSTALLED WITHOUT THE ACTIVE CONTROL OR MONITORING BY A HUMAN  OPERA-
TOR.  SUCH  TERM  EXCLUDES  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE ENABLED WITH ACTIVE SAFETY
SYSTEMS OR DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT  LIMITATION,  A
SYSTEM  TO  PROVIDE  ELECTRONIC  BLIND SPOT ASSISTANCE, CRASH AVOIDANCE,
EMERGENCY BRAKING, PARKING ASSISTANCE,  ADAPTIVE  CRUISE  CONTROL,  LANE
KEEP  ASSISTANCE,  LANE  DEPARTURE  WARNING,  OR TRAFFIC JAM AND QUEUING
ASSISTANT, UNLESS ANY SUCH SYSTEM ALONE OR  IN  COMBINATION  WITH  OTHER
SYSTEMS  ENABLES  THE MOTOR VEHICLE ON WHICH THE TECHNOLOGY IS INSTALLED
TO DRIVE WITHOUT THE ACTIVE CONTROL OR MONITORING BY A HUMAN OPERATOR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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