Soliday works to expand automated vehicle operations

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, January 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 18, 2018) — State Rep. Ed Soliday’s (R-Valparaiso) legislation expanding automated vehicle operations passed out of the House Roads and Transportation committee this week.

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

“As Chair of Roads and Transportation, my main priority is ensuring the safety of Hoosier motorists,” Soliday said. “This legislation is designed to maintain the safety of those who use our roads, while also creating an environment for growth and innovation in Indiana for automated vehicles.”

The bill would also forms the Automated Vehicle Oversight Task Group. The task group would consist of members from the BMV, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Transportation, the Indiana State Police, as well as a representative from the local jurisdiction where operations would occur.

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

House Bill 1341 can now be heard by the full House. 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.