On May 8 Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order authorizing autonomous vehicle (AV) testing in the Buckeye state.
The order authorizes researchers to test on Ohio roadways as long as their vehicles meet certain safety requirements and are capable of complying with Ohio traffic regulations, while also requesting AVs undergoing testing are registered with DriveOhio, the Buckeye state's "one-stop shop" for mobility initiatives established back on Jan. 18.
Other items within Ohio's AV testing order include:
"Our great state stands ready to once again launch a new era in transportation," Gov. Kasich (pictured above) said. "We have the diversity in weather and terrain that are essential to advancing these new technologies. The sooner these vehicles are safely fine-tuned, the sooner they can make a significant reduction in the 40,000 traffic deaths we have in this country every year."
Photo: Gov. John Kaisch / Ohio Governor's Office
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