senate Bill S8468

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to autonomous vehicle driving

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Mar 04, 2022 referred to transportation

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S8468 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9705
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 34-E §§1290 - 1298, §§383-a & 301-c, V & T L

S8468 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person may operate a fully autonomous vehicle on the public roads of this state without a human driver provided that the automated driving system is engaged and the vehicle meets certain conditions; defines terms; requires insurance and that such vehicle is registered as a fully autonomous vehicle; makes related provisions.

S8468 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8468 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8468
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 4, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation  to  autonomous
   vehicle driving
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1.  The vehicle and traffic law is amended  by  adding  a  new
 article 34-E to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 34-E
                        AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DRIVING
 SECTION 1290. DEFINITIONS.
         1291. OPERATION  OF  FULLY  AUTONOMOUS  VEHICLES WITHOUT A HUMAN
                 DRIVER.
         1292. LICENSING.
         1293. INSURANCE.
         1294. DUTIES FOLLOWING CRASHES INVOLVING FULLY AUTONOMOUS  VEHI-
                 CLES.
         1295. ON-DEMAND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE NETWORK.
         1296. REGISTRATION AND TITLE.
         1297. CONTROLLING AUTHORITY.
         1298. OPERATION  OF  A  MOTOR  VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATED DRIVING
                 SYSTEM BY A HUMAN DRIVER.
   § 1290. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE THE FOLLOWING  TERMS
 SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "AUTOMATED  DRIVING  SYSTEM"  SHALL MEAN THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
 THAT ARE COLLECTIVELY CAPABLE OF PERFORMING THE ENTIRE  DYNAMIC  DRIVING
 TASK  ON  A  SUSTAINED  BASIS,  REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS LIMITED TO A
 SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL DESIGN DOMAIN;
   2. "DYNAMIC DRIVING TASK OR DDT" SHALL MEAN ALL OF THE REAL-TIME OPER-
 ATIONAL AND TACTICAL FUNCTIONS REQUIRED TO OPERATE A VEHICLE IN  ON-ROAD
 TRAFFIC,  EXCLUDING  THE STRATEGIC FUNCTIONS SUCH AS TRIP SCHEDULING AND
 SELECTION OF DESTINATIONS AND WAYPOINTS, AND INCLUDING  WITHOUT  LIMITA-
 TION:  LATERAL  VEHICLE MOTION CONTROL VIA STEERING, LONGITUDINAL MOTION
 CONTROL VIA ACCELERATION AND DECELERATION, MONITORING THE DRIVING  ENVI-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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