Clearinghouse of CAT Policy Frameworks and Policy Statements

The intent of this page is to share cooperative automated transportation (CAT) policy frameworks and statements identified by the Policy, Legislative, and Regulatory (PLR) Working Group. 

The frameworks included in the table below are not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Rather, the intent is to share the examples that this working group has identified. If you would like to add CAT policy statements to the list below, please email Pat Zelinski information about the statements at A more comprehensive list of CAT legislation is available from NCSL.


Agency / Organization


Summary of Content

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Alliance Model State AV Bill

Includes definitions, driverless operations of ADS-equipped vehicles, operation of ADS-equipped vehicles with a conventional human driver, insurance, reporting of accidents, on-demand driverless capable vehicle network, controlling authority, and construction.


Executive Order 2018-04: Advancing Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Operating; Prioritizing Public Safety

  • Provides definitions of key Autonomous Vehicle terms;
  • Describes situations and conditions where testing of autonomous vehicles may occur on Arizona public roads
  • Describes a number of steps Arizona DOT and Arizona DPS shall take to support testing and operation of autonomous vehicles

Law Enforcement Protocol for Fully Autonomous Vehicles

  • Includes the policy statement on testing or operation of autonomous vehicles;
  • Includes key definitions of terms
  • Includes requirements for fully autonomous vehicle companies
  • Describes the enforcement protocols

Executive Order 2015-09: Self Driving Vehicle Testing and Piloting in the State of Arizona: Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee

  • Describes situations where testing and operation of self-driving vehicles may be tested and piloted;
  • Establishes the Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee, including membership and role.

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

Guidelines for the safe Testing of Highly Automated Vehicles

This report contains voluntary recommendations for jurisdictions that choose to regulate testing and deployment of HAVs.

  • Report contains four major sections:
  • Administrative considerations
  • Vehicle credentialing considerations
  • Law enforcement considerations
  • Driver license considerations

American Trucking Association (ATA)

Automated Truck Policy (October 24, 2017)

  • Policy statements related to safety;
  • Policy statement related to flow of interstate commerce;
  • Policy statements related to Federal Preemption and State’s Rights;
  • Policy statements related to Uniform State Laws;
  • Policy statements related to Freedom of Choice vs. Mandates;
  • Policy statements related to Infrastructure and Connectivity;
  • Policy statements related to Public Education;
  • Policy statements related to Maintainability.
Centralina Council of Governments, Great Charlotte Area

Automated and Connected Vehicle (ACV) Roadmap

  • Highlights ACV technologies;
  • Provides near- and long-term actions with associated obstacles and solutions for a collaborative approach for all regional partners for various issue areas like fleet management, transportation planning, infrastructure costs, and land use planning.


Autonomous Vehicle Legislation – Public Act No. 17-69

  • Provides definitions of key AV related terms;
  • Describes the establishment of the pilot program for autonomous vehicle testing;
  • Describes the roles and activities of autonomous vehicle testers and operators
  • Describes the establishment of a task force to study autonomous vehicles

Pilot Program Website

  • Describes the Pilot Program established under Public Act No. 17-69
  • Includes a link to required minimum framework for agreements between Municipalities and Autonomous Vehicle Testers
  • Includes a link to the application form for Fully Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program
Georgia Report of the Georgia House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study Committee
  • Focus on liability issues;
  • Reviewed various strategies and approaches to the development of autonomous vehicles;
  • Provides high-level recommendations.
Provides recommendations for additional legislative and regulatory action for the safe testing and operation of motor vehicles equipped with autonomous technology.
Connected and Automated (CAV) Business Plan (January 2019)
  • Identifies and captures the results of FDOT’s coordination through internal and external meetings and workshops.
  • Outlines preparation efforts for Florida’s infrastructure while drawing upon lessons learned from prior FDOT projects.
  • Identifies specific CAV short-term to long-term action items.


Autonomous Illinois: The New State of Mobility

   Sets the following goals for the next 5-10 years:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles with various degrees of automated capabilities travel safely throughout the state, alongside non-automated vehicles.
  • Companies proactively come to Illinois to develop, test and bring their products to market because of Illinois’ world-class CAV ecosystem.
  • Goods travel efficiently and safely through Illinois maintaining the state’s economic advantage as the hub of the North American freight network.
  • The state operates and delivers services effectively and efficiently with the use of CAV technology.
  • CAVs travel into and out of Illinois seamlessly because of regulation and coordination at federal, state and local levels of government.
  • Needs are anticipated, and technical training and curriculums are developed to prepare a changing workforce.

ITS America

Shailen Bhatt Testimony on Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges

Describes a vision for a better future transformed by intelligent mobility, highlighting:

  • The next generation of mobility;
  • Safer. Greener. Smarter;
  • Vehicle to Infrastructure;
  • Road Environment and Traffic Management;
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure;
  • An Infrastructure Plan that Lays the Groundwork for Connected and Automated Vehicles; and
  • A National Framework for Automated Vehicle Development and Deployment


Analysis of Autonomous Vehicle Policies
  • Reviews enacted or proposed legislation for connected and autonomous vehicles in other states;
  • Identifies current Kentucky policies and regulations that may apply to connected and autonomous vehicles
Louisiana Investigation into Legislative Action Needed to Accommodate the Future Safe Operation of Autonomous Vehicles in the State of Louisiana
  • Addresses autonomous vehicles and the regulation of their operation in Louisiana;
  • Reviews enacted or proposed legislation for connected and autonomous vehicles in other states;
  • Provide recommendations on legislative and regulatory action to best accommodate autonomous vehicles.
Maryland Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Strategic Action Plan
  • Provides an introduction and national overview of CAV activities;
  • Identifies planning activities and CAV program goals for Maryland;
  • Proposes CAV pilot programs for Maryland;
  • Provides recommendations for building a CAV support program.
Minnesota The Governor’s Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles Executive Report - Link
  • Provides background on CAV, and why CAV is important to Minnesota;
  • Describes Minnesota’s current CAV initiatives;
  • Includes the Minnesota CAV Advisory Council’s recommendations;
  • Describes stakeholder engagement and public feedback; and
  • Provides background on the Governor’s executive order.


State of Oregon Task Force on Automated Vehicles


  • Overview of automated vehicle technology and considerations that prompted the creation of the task force
  • Task force membership, structure, and process
  • Elements of a permitting process for testing highly automated vehicles in the state and additional policy recommendations in each of the subcommittee areas
  • Topics for further consideration identified by the task force


Pennsylvania Autonomous Vehicle Testing Policy: Final Draft Report of the Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force


  • Minimum Approval for (Highly Automated Vehicle) HAV Testers
  • Who is the Driver?
  • Operation of HAVs
  • Vehicle Characteristics, Capabilities, and Security
  • Data Collection
  • Testing Approval and Renewal
Society of Actuaries

Market Framework and Outlook for Automated Vehicle Systems

Written for actuaries and the insurance industry. The goal of the report is to classify the major technologies and their pace of development and thereby understand the market direction and possible implications for vehicle safety.

Vermont Autonomous Vehicles in Vermont
  • Provides an introduction to autonomous vehicles
  • Identifies future topics for consideration in Vermont
Virginia Virginia Automated 20xx Strategic Plan
  • Describes the included key elements and the process for drafting the framework under development
Virginia Connected and Automated Vehicle Program Plan
  • Identifies goals and objectives for the CAV program;
  • Identifies national and Virginia CAV initiatives;
  • Describes near-, mid-, and long-term actions for a CAV deployment work program;

Washington State DOT (WSDOT)

Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) Policy Framework

To achieve this vision, this policy framework sets shared expectations to guide and monitor technology implementation. The framework is intended to spur innovation and investment while improving safety, mobility, and transportation system efficiency.

Washington, D.C.

Autonomous Vehicles Principles Statement

 Structured around four principles:

1.    Safety - Reduce driver, passenger, and pedestrian injuries and fatalities, and protect consumer data

2.    Equity - Improve access across geographies and populations, improve accessibility

3.    Efficiency - Reduce the inefficiencies and negative externalities of congestion, reduce costs, reduce pollution, improve movement

4.    Sustainability - Improve environmental impacts, be financially sustainable, adapt to changes


Report of the Governor’s Steering Committee On Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment

  • The primary recommendation of this report is to remove or modify Wisconsin laws that are barriers to the safe testing and deployment of connected and automated
  • Vehicles in Wisconsin.
  • The secondary recommendation of the steering committee is for the state to continue to stay abreast of CAV testing and deployment through the creation of an ongoing working  group.