New England Connected and Automated Vehicle Legal and Regulatory Assessment

The purpose of this project is to conduct a multi-state legal and regulatory assessment related to issues which may impact connected/automated vehicle (CAV) operations and where consistency across state lines would facilitate testing and deployment. The objectives of this project are to: (1) Conduct a scan of similar efforts by national organizations such as the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and industry groups to avoid duplication and to ensure other multi-state legal and regulatory issues are considered. (2) Delve deeper into the details of related areas to identify specific laws and regulations that may currently impede testing and deployment or would support successful testing and deployment if they were consistent across the region. (3) Identify specific recommendations (such as definitions, statutory language recommendations, registration protocols, or liability standards) for consideration by the states for the highest priority legal and regulatory areas.