Colorado passes first law to regulate driverless vehicles
June 2, 2017
If you're thinking about developing an autonomous vehicle in Colorado, go ahead. It's now legal, as long as you obey all of the existing rules of the road, according to legislation that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday.
"It's hard to get the right balance between regulation and avoiding the red tape that sometimes stifles innovation," said Hickenlooper, standing in front of a Chevrolet Bolt EV autonomous test vehicle that was trucked in from Michigan and is on its way for road tests in Arizona. "This is the right balance that allows Colorado to be a hotbed of innovation."
The law does require companies who plan to test driverless cars in Colorado to first check in with the state Department of Transportation and State Patrol.