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PA Senator Introduce Bill to Allow AV Testing Without a Driver

Pennsylvania State Transportation Secretary Yasmin Gramian and State Senator Wayne Langerholc, along with 9 cosponsors, introduced SB 965, a bill intended to allow testing of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on PA roads without a driver.

Companies such as Argo AI and Locomotion have been developing AV technology in Pennsylvania, and this legislation would allow them to conduct testing in the state as well. Senator Langerholc stated that, if passed, this legislation would allow the state to become "a hub for the transformative technology of the future".

Secretary Gramian emphasized that the state's top priority is still safety. However, this bill will pave the way for new technology and innovation to be developed and deployed in the state of Pennsylvania.

To read the bill text, click here.