Soliday’s automated vehicle bill advances to Senate

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, January 25, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 25, 2018) — The House of Representatives today passed State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) legislation expanding automated vehicle operations in Indiana.

Soliday’s legislation would enable automated vehicles, vehicles that do not need a human driver, to be operated on public roads under certain safety guidelines.

“We want to ensure Indiana promotes an environment for innovation and growth while keeping the safety of Hoosier motorists in mind,” Soliday said. “This legislation opens Indiana to this new and exciting technology by allowing for the safe operation of automated vehicles on public roads.”

The bill would also form the Automated Vehicle Oversight Task Group consisting of members from the BMV, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Police, as well as a representative from local government.

The task group’s purpose would be to oversee and regulate the operation of automated vehicles.

House Bill 1341 can now considered by the Senate. To learn more, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Ed Soliday represents House District 4

 which includes all of Porter County.

A high-resolution photo of Soliday can be found here.