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PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 1306, 1354
PRINTER'S NO. 1839
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
965
Session of
2022
INTRODUCED BY LANGERHOLC, SCAVELLO, FONTANA, STEFANO, PITTMAN,
SCHWANK, MENSCH, DiSANTO, AUMENT, ROBINSON, COSTA AND VOGEL,
JANUARY 5, 2022
SENATOR LANGERHOLC, TRANSPORTATION, RE-REPORTED AS AMENDED,
JUNE 30, 2022
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for
definitions; in certificate of title and security interests,
further providing for content and effect of certificate of
title; in rules of the road in general, further providing for
platooning; in miscellaneous provisions, further providing
for accidents involving death or personal injury, for
accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property,
for duty to give information and render aid, for accidents
involving damage to unattended vehicle or property and for
immediate notice of accident to police department; in
equipment standards, further providing for promulgation of
vehicle equipment standards; in inspection of vehicles,
further providing for requirement for periodic inspection of
vehicles; in size, weight and load, further providing for
width of vehicles; and, in highly automated vehicles, further
providing for definitions, providing for construction,
further providing for Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory
Committee and providing for operation of highly automated
vehicles without a highly automated vehicle driver, for
operation of highly automated vehicles with a highly
automated motor vehicle driver, for operation of highly
automated motor carrier vehicles, for operation of highly
automated transportation network service, for licensing and
registration, for insurance, for control and for regulations.
AMENDING TITLE 75 (VEHICLES) OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CONSOLIDATED
STATUTES, IN GENERAL PROVISIONS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR
DEFINITIONS; IN CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND SECURITY INTERESTS,
FURTHER PROVIDING FOR CONTENT AND EFFECT OF CERTIFICATE OF
TITLE; IN RULES OF THE ROAD IN GENERAL, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR
PLATOONING; IN MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS, FURTHER PROVIDING
FOR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR
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ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DAMAGE TO ATTENDED VEHICLE OR PROPERTY,
FOR DUTY TO GIVE INFORMATION AND RENDER AID, FOR ACCIDENTS
INVOLVING DAMAGE TO UNATTENDED VEHICLE OR PROPERTY AND FOR
IMMEDIATE NOTICE OF ACCIDENT TO POLICE DEPARTMENT; IN
EQUIPMENT STANDARDS, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR PROMULGATION OF
VEHICLE EQUIPMENT STANDARDS; IN INSPECTION OF VEHICLES,
FURTHER PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENT FOR PERIODIC INSPECTION OF
VEHICLES; IN SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR
WIDTH OF VEHICLES; AND, IN HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES, FURTHER
PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS, FOR HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND
FOR HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND
PROVIDING FOR CONSTRUCTION, FOR OPERATION, FOR LOCAL
REGULATION, FOR INSURANCE AND LIABILITY, FOR REPORTING, FOR
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND FOR PENALTY.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 102 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding definitions to read:
§ 102. Definitions.
Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent
provisions of this title which are applicable to specific
provisions of this title, the following words and phrases when
used in this title shall have, unless the context clearly
indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section:
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"Automated driving system" or "ADS." The hardware and
software collectively capable of performing the entire dynamic
driving task on a sustained basis, regardless of whether it is
limited within a specific operational design domain. The term
describes a Level 3, 4 or 5 driving automation system under SAE
J3016.
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"Highly automated vehicle." A motor vehicle equipped with an
ADS and owned by a firm, copartnership, association, corporation
or research institution .
"Highly automated vehicle driver." An individual who:
(1) Performs all or part of the dynamic driving task for
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a highly automated vehicle located on board in the driver's
position or in a remote location.
(2) Is an authorized affiliate, employee or contractor
of the owner of the highly automated vehicle.
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"SAE J3016." Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice Taxonomy
and Definitions for Terms Related to Driving Automation Systems
for On-Road Motor Vehicles published by the Society of
Automotive Engineers (SAE) International in April 2021.
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Section 2. Section 1106(b)(10) and (11) of Title 75 are
amended and the subsection is amended by adding a paragraph to
read:
§ 1106. Content and effect of certificate of title.
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(b) Indication of special use or condition.--No person shall
assign a certificate of title to any vehicle unless the
certificate clearly contains notice of the use or condition if
the vehicle is or has been:
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(10) bearing a VIN plate differing from its original;
[or]
(11) a motor vehicle returned to a vehicle dealer or
manufacturer pursuant to the act of March 28, 1984 (P.L.150,
No.28), known as the Automobile Lemon Law[.]; or
(12) a highly automated vehicle.
Indication of the use or condition shall be deemed part of the
description of the vehicle. Any person violating this subsection
commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be
sentenced to pay a fine of $200.
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Section 3. Section 3317(d)(4) and (e) of Title 75 are
amended and subsection (d) is amended by adding a paragraph to
read:
§ 3317. Platooning.
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(d) Restrictions.--A platoon shall observe the following
restrictions:
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(4) [A] Except as provided under paragraph (5), a driver
shall be in each vehicle of a platoon.
(5) Consistent with applicable Federal and State laws,
the lead vehicle may operate with a driver and one nonlead
vehicle may operate with an ADS engaged, with a highly
automated vehicle driver or without a highly automated
vehicle driver.
(e) Plan for general platoon operations.--A person may
operate a platoon on a highway of this Commonwealth if the
person files and reviews a plan for general platoon operations
with the department[. The department shall review the plan] in
consultation with the Pennsylvania State Police and the
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, as applicable. [If the plan is
not rejected by the department within 30 days after receipt of
the plan, the person may operate the platoon.]
Section 4. Sections 3742, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3746, 4103, 4702
and 4921 of Title 75 are amended by adding subsections to read:
§ 3742. Accidents involving death or personal injury.
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(a.1) Highly automated vehicles.--If a vehicle under
subsection (a) is a highly automated vehicle operating with an
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ADS engaged or without a highly automated vehicle driver on
board, the requirements of this section are satisfied if the
highly automated vehicle stops at the scene of an accident or as
close thereto as possible and remains at the scene of the
accident until the requirements of section 3744 have been
fulfilled.
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§ 3743. Accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or
property.
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(a.1) Highly automated vehicles.--The following shall apply:
(1) If a vehicle under subsection (a) is a highly
automated vehicle operating with an ADS engaged or without a
highly automated vehicle driver on board, the requirements of
this section are satisfied if the highly automated vehicle
stops at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as
possible and the owner or registrant of the highly automated
vehicle, a person on behalf of the owner or registrant or the
highly automated vehicle immediately contacts the nearest
office of a duly authorized police department to report the
accident.
(2) The highly automated vehicle shall remain at the
scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible until
the owner or registrant of the highly automated vehicle or a
person on behalf of the owner or registrant is informed by a
police officer that the requirements of section 3744 are
fulfilled.
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§ 3744. Duty to give information and render aid.
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(a.1) Highly automated vehicles.--The following shall apply:
(1) If a vehicle under subsection (a) is a highly
automated vehicle operating with an ADS engaged or without a
highly automated vehicle driver on board, the requirements of
this section are satisfied if the owner or registrant of the
highly automated vehicle, a person on behalf of the owner or
registrant or the highly automated vehicle immediately
contacts the nearest office of a duly authorized police
department to report the accident and communicates the
registration and financial responsibility information for the
highly automated vehicle to the police department.
(2) The highly automated vehicle shall remain at the
scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible until a
police officer confirms to the owner or registrant of the
highly automated vehicle, or a person on behalf of the owner
or registrant, that the requirements of this section are
fulfilled.
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§ 3745. Accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or
property.
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(a.1) Highly automated vehicles.--The following shall apply:
(1) If a vehicle under subsection (a) is a highly
automated vehicle operating with an ADS engaged or without a
highly automated vehicle driver on board, the requirements of
this section are satisfied if the highly automated vehicle
immediately stops at the scene of the accident or as close
thereto as possible and the owner or registrant of the highly
automated vehicle, a person on behalf of the owner or
registrant or the highly automated vehicle immediately
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contacts the nearest office of a duly authorized police
department to report the accident and communicates the
registration and financial responsibility information for the
highly automated vehicle to the police department.
(2) The highly automated vehicle shall remain at the
scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible until a
police officer confirms to the owner or registrant of the
highly automated vehicle, or a person on behalf of the owner
or registrant, that the requirements of section 3744 are
fulfilled.
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§ 3746. Immediate notice of accident to police department.
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(a.1) Highly automated vehicles.-- If a vehicle under
subsection (a) is a highly automated vehicle operating with an
ADS engaged or without a highly automated vehicle driver on
board, the requirements of this section are satisfied if the
owner or registrant of the highly automated vehicle, a person on
behalf of the owner or registrant or the highly automated
vehicle immediately contacts the nearest office of a duly
authorized police department to report the accident.
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§ 4103. Promulgation of vehicle equipment standards.
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(f) Highly automated vehicles.--A highly automated vehicle
that is designed to operate exclusively by the ADS or a highly
automated driver in a remote location for all trips is not
subject to motor vehicle equipment laws or regulations of this
Commonwealth which:
(1) relate to or support motor vehicle operation by a
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(2) are not relevant for an ADS.
§ 4702. Requirement for periodic inspection of vehicles.
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(c.2) Safety inspection criteria for highly automated
vehicles.--The standards established by the department under
subsection (a) shall apply to highly automated vehicles only in
a manner consistent with the provisions of section 4103(f)
(relating to promulgation of vehicle equipment standards).
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§ 4921. Width of vehicles.
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(e.3) Highly automated vehicles.--If a highly automated
vehicle is operating on highways of this Commonwealth, a rear
visibility system comprised of a set of devices or components,
which together perform the function of producing the rearview
image, shall be considered a mirror or a similar device to a
mirror, and shall be excluded from the measurement of the width
of the highly automated vehicle consistent with applicable
Federal and State laws.
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Section 5. Section 8501 of Title 75 is amended by adding
definitions to read:
§ 8501. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter
shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
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"DDT fallback." The response by a highly automated vehicle
driver or ADS to either perform the DDT or achieve a minimal
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risk condition after occurrence of a DDT performance-relevant
system failure or upon operational design domain exit.
"Dynamic driving task" or "DDT." The real-time operational
and tactical functions required to operate a motor vehicle on a
highway, excluding strategic functions, such as trip scheduling
and selection of destinations and waypoints, and including,
without limitation:
(1) Lateral vehicle motion control via steering.
(2) Longitudinal motion control via acceleration and
deceleration.
(3) Monitoring the driving environment via object and
event detection, recognition, classification and response
preparation.
(4) Object and event response execution.
(5) Maneuver planning.
(6) Enhancing conspicuity via lighting, signaling and
gesturing.
"Minimal risk condition." A stable, stopped condition to
which an individual, a highly automated vehicle driver or ADS
may bring a highly automated vehicle after performing the DDT
fallback in order to reduce the risk of a crash when a given
trip cannot or should not be continued.
"Operational design domain" or "ODD." Operating conditions
under which a given ADS is specifically designed to function,
including, but not limited to, environmental, geographical and
time-of-day restrictions and the requisite presence or absence
of certain traffic or highway characteristics.
"Request to intervene." Notification by an ADS to a highly
automated vehicle driver that the highly automated vehicle
driver should promptly begin or resume performance of part or
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all of the DDT or achieve a minimal risk condition.
Section 6. Title 75 is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 8501.1. Construction.
Except for the provisions of section 8510.1 (relating to
regulations), nothing in this chapter shall be construed to:
(1) prohibit a highly automated vehicle driver from
operating a highly automated vehicle to control all or part
of the DDT ; or
(2) prohibit a highly automated vehicle from operating
without a highly automated vehicle driver.
Section 6.1. Section 8503 of Title 75 is amended by adding a
subsection to read:
§ 8503. Highly Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee.
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(j) Special reports.--Beginning as soon as practicable, but
no later than 18 months after the effective date of this
section, the advisory committee shall provide special reports to
the General Assembly, and post the reports on the department's
publicly accessible Internet website, that:
(1) Evaluate the benefits and implications to the
Commonwealth's workforce.
(2) Evaluate improvements to accessibility and mobility
for persons with disabilities.
Section 6.2. Title 75 is amended by adding sections to read:
§ 8504. Operation of highly automated vehicles without a highly
automated vehicle driver.
A highly automated vehicle with an ADS engaged, including a
highly automated vehicle without a highly automated vehicle
driver may operate on highways if the following apply:
(1) The highly automated vehicle is capable of operating
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in compliance with the applicable provisions of and
regulations promulgated under this title, unless an exemption
has been granted by the department or the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration.
(2) If required under Federal law, the highly automated
vehicle bears the required manufacturer's certification label
indicating that the highly automated vehicle has been
certified to be in compliance with all applicable Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including reference to any
exemption granted by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration.
(3) If a failure of an ADS occurs which renders the ADS
unable to perform the entire DDT relevant to its intended
ODD, the highly automated vehicle will achieve or a highly
automated vehicle driver will cause the highly automated
vehicle to achieve a minimal risk condition.
§ 8505. Operation of highly automated vehicles with a highly
automated vehicle driver.
The highly automated vehicle driver on board or in a remote
location must be properly licensed under this title to operate
the appropriate type and class of motor vehicle on highways.
§ 8506. Operation of highly automated motor carrier vehicles.
A highly automated vehicle that is also a motor carrier
vehicle requiring a commercial driver's license under section
1606 (relating to requirement for commercial driver's license)
may operate on highways with an ADS engaged or without a highly
automated vehicle driver on board. The highly automated vehicle
shall operate under Federal and State laws governing commercial
drivers and the operation of commercial motor vehicles , except
any provision which by its nature reasonably applies only to a
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driver shall not apply to a highly automated vehicle. This
section shall not apply to a school bus.
§ 8507. Operation of highly automated transportation network
service.
If a transportation network service is authorized under the
laws of this Commonwealth, a highly automated vehicle with an
ADS engaged or without a highly automated vehicle driver on
board may operate in a transportation network service or in
combination with other authorized vehicles in the transportation
network service. Any provision of law which by its nature
reasonably applies only to a driver shall not apply to a highly
automated vehicle with an ADS engaged or without a highly
automated vehicle driver on board while logged onto a digital
network of a transportation network service.
§ 8508. Licensing and registration.
The following shall apply:
(1) The ADS is considered the driver of a highly
automated vehicle when the ADS is engaged for the purpose of
assessing compliance under this title and is considered to be
a driver licensed to operate the motor vehicle under section
1501 (relating to drivers required to be licensed). If a
police officer must issue a citation, a police officer shall
cite the owner or registrant of the highly automated vehicle.
(2) The highly automated vehicle driver in a remote
location is considered the driver of a highly automated
vehicle for the purpose of assessing compliance under this
title and is considered to be a driver licensed to operate
the motor vehicle under section 1501. If a police officer
issues a citation, a police officer shall cite the highly
automated vehicle driver.
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(3) The requirements under this title relating to
exhibiting a driver's license and registration card are
satisfied if a vehicle registration card is in the highly
automated vehicle, physically or electronically and available
for inspection by a police officer.
§ 8509. Insurance.
Before a highly automated vehicle with an ADS engaged or
without a highly automated vehicle driver on board operates on
highways, the owner of the highly automated vehicle shall submit
proof of financial responsibility to the department self-
certifying that the highly automated vehicle is covered by
insurance or proof of self-insurance in the minimum amount of
$1,000,000, which shall satisfy the applicable laws of this
Commonwealth.
§ 8510. Control.
In accordance with section 6101 (relating to applicability
and uniformity of title), this chapter preempts and supersedes
all ordinances relating to highly automated vehicles. A
political subdivision of the Commonwealth may not adopt or
enforce a policy, rule or ordinance that sets standards or
otherwise burdens, prohibits, limits or regulates the operation
of a highly automated vehicle.
§ 8510.1. Regulations.
(a) General rule.--In order to facilitate the prompt
implementation of this subchapter, the department may promulgate
regulations or publish guidelines which are consistent with this
title that includes the following:
(1) The process for receipt review, and approval of a
request for a highly automated vehicle testing authorization
with or without a highly automated vehicle driver on board.
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(2) The process for receipt and review of a self-
certification prior to commercial deployments of a highly
automated vehicle. The department must provide a response
within 30 days.
(3) The type and amount of information that is necessary
for adequate review of and response to each stage of request
for testing approval or commercial deployment.
(4) The process an emergency service responder must
follow when a highly automated vehicle without a highly
automated vehicle driver on board is involved in an emergency
response area.
(a.1) Guidelines.--The department shall consult with the
advisory committee before publishing guidelines under subsection
(a).
(b) Temporary regulations.--Notwithstanding any other
provision of law, regulations promulgated by the department
under this subchapter during the two years following the
effective date of this section shall be deemed temporary
regulations, which shall expire no later than three years
following the effective date of this section or upon
promulgation of final regulations. The temporary regulations
shall not be subject to:
(1) Sections 201, 202, 203, 204 and 205 of the act of
July 31, 1968 (P.L.769, No.240), referred to as the
Commonwealth Documents Law.
(2) Sections 204(b) and 301(10) of the act of October
15, 1980 (P.L.950, No.164), known as the Commonwealth
Attorneys Act.
(3) The act of June 25, 1982 (P.L.633, No.181), known as
the Regulatory Review Act.
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(c) Publication.--The department shall transmit any
temporary regulations promulgated under subsection (b) to the
Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania
Bulletin.
Section 7. This act shall take effect in 90 days.
SECTION 1. SECTION 102 OF TITLE 75 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA
CONSOLIDATED STATUTES IS AMENDED BY ADDING DEFINITIONS TO READ:
§ 102. DEFINITIONS.
SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS CONTAINED IN SUBSEQUENT
PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE WHICH ARE APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC
PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES WHEN
USED IN THIS TITLE SHALL HAVE, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY
INDICATES OTHERWISE, THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN THIS SECTION:
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"AUTOMATED DRIVING SYSTEM" OR "ADS." THE HARDWARE AND
SOFTWARE COLLECTIVELY CAPABLE OF PERFORMING THE ENTIRE DYNAMIC
DRIVING TASK ON A SUSTAINED BASIS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS
LIMITED WITHIN A SPECIFIC OPERATIONAL DESIGN DOMAIN. THE TERM
DESCRIBES A LEVEL 3, 4 OR 5 DRIVING AUTOMATION SYSTEM UNDER SAE
J3016. THE TERM INCLUDES A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE WITH A
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER IN A REMOTE LOCATION.
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"CERTIFICATE HOLDER." A FIRM, COPARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION,
CORPORATION OR RESEARCH INSTITUTION THAT OWNS A HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE AND RECEIVES A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FROM THE
DEPARTMENT UNDER CHAPTER 85 (RELATING TO HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLES).
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"DYNAMIC DRIVING TASK" OR "DDT." THE REAL-TIME OPERATIONAL
AND TACTICAL FUNCTIONS REQUIRED TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE ON A
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HIGHWAY, EXCLUDING STRATEGIC FUNCTIONS, SUCH AS TRIP SCHEDULING
AND SELECTION OF DESTINATIONS AND WAYPOINTS, AND INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION:
(1) LATERAL VEHICLE MOTION CONTROL VIA STEERING.
(2) LONGITUDINAL MOTION CONTROL VIA ACCELERATION AND
DECELERATION.
(3) MONITORING THE DRIVING ENVIRONMENT VIA OBJECT AND
EVENT DETECTION, RECOGNITION, CLASSIFICATION AND RESPONSE
PREPARATION.
(4) OBJECT AND EVENT RESPONSE EXECUTION.
(5) MANEUVER PLANNING.
(6) ENHANCING CONSPICUITY VIA LIGHTING, SIGNALING AND
GESTURING.
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"HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE." A MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH AN
ADS AND OWNED BY A CERTIFICATE HOLDER. THE TERM DOES NOT INCLUDE
A SCHOOL BUS.
"HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER." AN INDIVIDUAL WHO:
(1) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OR PART OF THE DYNAMIC
DRIVING TASK FOR A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE LOCATED ON BOARD
IN THE DRIVER'S POSITION OR IN A REMOTE LOCATION.
(2) IS AN AUTHORIZED EMPLOYEE OR CONTRACTOR OF THE OWNER
OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE.
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"SAE J3016." SURFACE VEHICLE RECOMMENDED PRACTICE TAXONOMY
AND DEFINITIONS FOR TERMS RELATED TO DRIVING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
FOR ON-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY OF
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS (SAE) INTERNATIONAL IN APRIL 2021 AND AS IT
EXISTED ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS DEFINITION OR SUCH
SUBSEQUENT DATE AS MAY BE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT THROUGH
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SECTION 2. SECTION 1106(B)(10) AND (11) OF TITLE 75 ARE
AMENDED AND THE SUBSECTION IS AMENDED BY ADDING A PARAGRAPH TO
READ:
§ 1106. CONTENT AND EFFECT OF CERTIFICATE OF TITLE.
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(B) INDICATION OF SPECIAL USE OR CONDITION.--NO PERSON SHALL
ASSIGN A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO ANY VEHICLE UNLESS THE
CERTIFICATE CLEARLY CONTAINS NOTICE OF THE USE OR CONDITION IF
THE VEHICLE IS OR HAS BEEN:
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(10) BEARING A VIN PLATE DIFFERING FROM ITS ORIGINAL;
[OR]
(11) A MOTOR VEHICLE RETURNED TO A VEHICLE DEALER OR
MANUFACTURER PURSUANT TO THE ACT OF MARCH 28, 1984 (P.L.150,
NO.28), KNOWN AS THE AUTOMOBILE LEMON LAW[.]; OR
(12) A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE.
INDICATION OF THE USE OR CONDITION SHALL BE DEEMED PART OF THE
DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE. ANY PERSON VIOLATING THIS SUBSECTION
COMMITS A SUMMARY OFFENSE AND SHALL, UPON CONVICTION, BE
SENTENCED TO PAY A FINE OF $200.
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SECTION 3. SECTION 3317(D)(4) AND (E) OF TITLE 75 ARE
AMENDED AND SUBSECTION (D) IS AMENDED BY ADDING A PARAGRAPH TO
READ:
§ 3317. PLATOONING.
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(D) RESTRICTIONS.--A PLATOON SHALL OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING
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(4) [A] EXCEPT AS PROVIDED UNDER PARAGRAPH (5), A DRIVER
SHALL BE IN EACH VEHICLE OF A PLATOON.
(5) CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS,
THE LEAD VEHICLE MAY OPERATE WITH A DRIVER AND ONE NONLEAD
VEHICLE MAY OPERATE WITH AN ADS ENGAGED, WITH A HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER OR WITHOUT A HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE DRIVER.
(E) PLAN FOR GENERAL PLATOON OPERATIONS.--A PERSON MAY
OPERATE A PLATOON ON A HIGHWAY OF THIS COMMONWEALTH IF THE
PERSON FILES A PLAN FOR GENERAL PLATOON OPERATIONS WITH THE
DEPARTMENT. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REVIEW THE PLAN IN CONSULTATION
WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE AND THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE
COMMISSION, AS APPLICABLE. IF THE PLAN IS APPROVED OR IS NOT
REJECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE
PLAN, THE PERSON MAY OPERATE THE PLATOON. A PLAN FOR GENERAL
PLATOON OPERATIONS SHALL SATISFY ANY REQUIREMENT FOR THE
DEPARTMENT'S RECEIPT AND REVIEW OF A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
UNDER CHAPTER 85 (RELATING TO HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES).
SECTION 4. SECTIONS 3742, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3746, 4103, 4702
AND 4921 OF TITLE 75 ARE AMENDED BY ADDING SUBSECTIONS TO READ:
§ 3742. ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY.
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(A.1) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.--IF A VEHICLE UNDER
SUBSECTION (A) IS A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE OPERATING WITH AN
ADS ENGAGED OR WITHOUT A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER ON
BOARD, THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION ARE SATISFIED IF THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE STOPS AT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT OR AS
CLOSE THERETO AS POSSIBLE AND REMAINS AT THE SCENE OF THE
ACCIDENT UNTIL THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 3744 HAVE BEEN
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(A.1) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) IF A VEHICLE UNDER SUBSECTION (A) IS A HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE OPERATING WITH AN ADS ENGAGED OR WITHOUT A
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER ON BOARD, THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THIS SECTION ARE SATISFIED IF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
STOPS AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT OR AS CLOSE THERETO AS
POSSIBLE AND THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE, A PERSON ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE OR THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
IMMEDIATELY CONTACTS THE NEAREST OFFICE OF A DULY AUTHORIZED
POLICE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT THE ACCIDENT.
(2) THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE SHALL REMAIN AT THE
SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT OR AS CLOSE THERETO AS POSSIBLE UNTIL
THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE OR A
PERSON ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER IS INFORMED BY A
POLICE OFFICER THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 3744 ARE
FULFILLED.
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(A.1) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) IF A VEHICLE UNDER SUBSECTION (A) IS A HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE OPERATING WITH AN ADS ENGAGED OR WITHOUT A
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER ON BOARD, THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THIS SECTION ARE SATISFIED IF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE
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CERTIFICATE HOLDER OR THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
IMMEDIATELY CONTACTS THE NEAREST OFFICE OF A DULY AUTHORIZED
POLICE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT THE ACCIDENT AND COMMUNICATES THE
REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INFORMATION FOR THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
(2) THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE SHALL REMAIN AT THE
SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT OR AS CLOSE THERETO AS POSSIBLE UNTIL A
POLICE OFFICER CONFIRMS TO THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE OR A PERSON ON BEHALF OF THE
CERTIFICATE HOLDER THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION ARE
FULFILLED.
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(A.1) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.--THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY:
(1) IF A VEHICLE UNDER SUBSECTION (A) IS A HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE OPERATING WITH AN ADS ENGAGED OR WITHOUT A
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER ON BOARD, THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THIS SECTION ARE SATISFIED IF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
IMMEDIATELY STOPS AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT OR AS CLOSE
THERETO AS POSSIBLE AND THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE, A PERSON ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE
HOLDER OR THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY CONTACTS
THE NEAREST OFFICE OF A DULY AUTHORIZED POLICE DEPARTMENT TO
REPORT THE ACCIDENT AND COMMUNICATES THE REGISTRATION AND
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INFORMATION FOR THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
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POLICE OFFICER CONFIRMS TO THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE OR A PERSON ON BEHALF OF THE
CERTIFICATE HOLDER THAT THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 3744
(RELATING TO DUTY TO GIVE INFORMATION AND RENDER AID) ARE
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(A.1) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.-- IF A VEHICLE UNDER
SUBSECTION (A) IS A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE OPERATING WITH AN
ADS ENGAGED OR WITHOUT A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER ON
BOARD, THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION ARE SATISFIED IF THE
CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE, A PERSON ON
BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
OR THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY CONTACTS THE NEAREST
OFFICE OF A DULY AUTHORIZED POLICE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT THE
ACCIDENT. THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
OR A DESIGNEE SHALL ALSO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN 24 HOURS.
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§ 4103. PROMULGATION OF VEHICLE EQUIPMENT STANDARDS.
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(F) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.--A VEHICLE FOR WHICH THE
VEHICLE EQUIPMENT IS DESIGNED TO BE AND IS EXCLUSIVELY OPERATED
BY AN ADS OR A HIGHLY AUTOMATED DRIVER IN A REMOTE LOCATION FOR
ALL TRIPS IS NOT SUBJECT TO MOTOR VEHICLE EQUIPMENT LAWS OR
REGULATIONS OF THIS COMMONWEALTH WHICH:
(1) RECEIVE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY
TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION;
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(3) RELATE TO OR SUPPORT MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION BY A
DRIVER SEATED IN THE VEHICLE AND ARE NOT RELEVANT FOR AN ADS.
§ 4702. REQUIREMENT FOR PERIODIC INSPECTION OF VEHICLES.
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(C.2) SAFETY INSPECTION CRITERIA FOR HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLES.--THE STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT UNDER
THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES ONLY IN A
MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 4103(F)
(RELATING TO PROMULGATION OF VEHICLE EQUIPMENT STANDARDS).
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§ 4921. WIDTH OF VEHICLES.
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(E.3) HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES.--IF A HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE IS OPERATING ON HIGHWAYS OF THIS COMMONWEALTH, A REAR
VISIBILITY SYSTEM COMPRISED OF A SET OF DEVICES OR COMPONENTS,
WHICH TOGETHER PERFORM THE FUNCTION OF PRODUCING THE REARVIEW
IMAGE, SHALL BE CONSIDERED A MIRROR OR A SIMILAR DEVICE TO A
MIRROR, AND SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEASUREMENT OF THE WIDTH
OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE
FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS.
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SECTION 5. SECTION 8501 OF TITLE 75 IS AMENDED BY ADDING
DEFINITIONS TO READ:
§ 8501. DEFINITIONS.
THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES WHEN USED IN THIS CHAPTER
SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THE
CONTEXT CLEARLY INDICATES OTHERWISE:
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RISK CONDITION AFTER OCCURRENCE OF A DDT PERFORMANCE-RELEVANT
SYSTEM FAILURE OR UPON OPERATIONAL DESIGN DOMAIN EXIT.
"MINIMAL RISK CONDITION." A STABLE, STOPPED CONDITION TO
WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL, A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER OR ADS
MAY BRING A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE AFTER PERFORMING THE DDT
FALLBACK IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENT WHEN A GIVEN
TRIP CANNOT OR SHOULD NOT BE CONTINUED.
"OPERATIONAL DESIGN DOMAIN" OR "ODD." OPERATING CONDITIONS
UNDER WHICH A GIVEN ADS IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO FUNCTION,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENVIRONMENTAL, GEOGRAPHICAL AND
TIME-OF-DAY RESTRICTIONS AND THE REQUISITE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE
OF CERTAIN TRAFFIC OR HIGHWAY CHARACTERISTICS.
"REQUEST TO INTERVENE." NOTIFICATION BY AN ADS TO A HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER THAT THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
DRIVER SHOULD PROMPTLY BEGIN OR RESUME PERFORMANCE OF PART OR
ALL OF THE DDT OR ACHIEVE A MINIMAL RISK CONDITION.
SECTION 6. SECTION 8502 OF TITLE 75 IS AMENDED TO READ:
§ 8502. [HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES] POWERS AND DUTIES OF
DEPARTMENT.
(A) GENERAL RULE.--THE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE THE LEAD
COMMONWEALTH AGENCY [ON] TO ASSESS COMPLIANCE OF HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLES CONSISTENT WITH THIS TITLE, INCLUDING
APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND
GUIDELINES.
[(B) HIGHLY AUTOMATED WORK ZONE VEHICLES.--THE DEPARTMENT OR
THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION, AS APPLICABLE, SHALL
AUTHORIZE THE LOCATIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA ON A PERIODIC BASIS TO
IMPLEMENT THE DEPLOYMENT OF A HIGHLY AUTOMATED WORK ZONE
VEHICLE. A DRIVER MAY BE REQUIRED IN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED WORK
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(C) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION.--IN
ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATION, THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SHALL SET AND ENFORCE
SAFETY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND
THE ADS, AND IDENTIFYING AND ENFORCING ANY SAFETY DEFECTS.
(D) SPECIFIC POWERS AND DUTIES.--THE DEPARTMENT SHALL HAVE
THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC POWERS AND DUTIES:
(1) DEVELOP THE SELF-CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCESS
FOR A CERTIFICATE HOLDER TO OPERATE A HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE. THE APPLICATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED
TO, THE FOLLOWING:
(I) THE NAME, ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE
OWNER OF THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE, A PRINCIPAL POINT-
OF-CONTACT FOR THE DEPARTMENT, ACCIDENT CLAIMS AND
REGISTERED AGENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS.
(II) VEHICLE INFORMATION, INCLUDING:
(A) LICENSE PLATE NUMBER.
(B) JURISDICTION OF ISSUANCE.
(C) VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, IF
APPLICABLE.
(D) YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL.
(E) ENGINE TYPE.
(F) PROOF OF CURRENT REGISTRATION.
(G) VEHICLE ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES FOR
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
(III) IF APPLICABLE, THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
DRIVER INFORMATION, INCLUDING NAME, DRIVER LICENSE
NUMBER, STATE OR COUNTRY ISSUED, AND A SUMMARY OF ANY
TRAINING RECEIVED TO OPERATE THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED
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(IV) PASSENGER OR LOAD INFORMATION IF THE HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE WILL TRANSPORT GOODS FOR A PERSON OR
PASSENGERS. IF THERE IS NO PASSENGER OR LOAD INFORMATION,
THE REASON FOR THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE.
(V) LOCATION INFORMATION, INCLUDING A LIST OF
MUNICIPALITIES WHERE THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IS
EXPECTED TO BE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE.
(VI) ANY INFORMATION OR RECORDS DEEMED REASONABLY
NECESSARY TO AID THE DEPARTMENT'S REVIEW OF THE SUBMITTED
APPLICATION AND FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT AND
ONGOING COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER.
(VII) PROOF OF INSURANCE AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION
8507 (RELATING TO INSURANCE AND LIABILITY).
(VIII) CERTIFICATION THAT THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE WITH A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER MEETS ALL
OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
(A) THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IS OPERATING IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS TITLE, INCLUDING APPLICABLE
FEDERAL AND STATE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND
GUIDELINES.
(B) IF REQUIRED UNDER FEDERAL LAW, THE HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE BEARS THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION
LABEL INDICATING THAT THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
HAS BEEN CERTIFIED TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL
APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS,
INCLUDING REFERENCE TO ANY EXEMPTION FROM THE
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION.
(C) IF A FAILURE OF AN ADS OCCURS WHICH RENDERS
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ACHIEVE OR A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER WILL
CAUSE THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE TO ACHIEVE A
MINIMAL RISK CONDITION.
(IX) CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION OF COURTS OF THIS
COMMONWEALTH FOR ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM
ANY ACCIDENT INVOLVING THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IN
THIS COMMONWEALTH.
(X) A SAFETY MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT DESCRIBES THE
SAFETY ELEMENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE OPERATIONAL DESIGN DOMAIN, THE AUTOMATED DRIVING
SYSTEM AND THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVER.
(XI) AN EMERGENCY SERVICE RESPONDER PLAN THAT
PROVIDES THE NECESSARY INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE
RESPONDERS TO SAFELY ADDRESS WHEN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE IS DISABLED, INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT OR COMMITS A
VIOLATION OF THIS TITLE.
(XII) INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICANT'S ACCIDENT
PROCEDURE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEATH OR
INJURY TO A PERSON, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR DAMAGE TO THE
HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE. THE PROCEDURES SHALL INCLUDE,
BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO:
(A) DUTIES OF THE APPLICANT AND ITS HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE DRIVERS WITH RESPECT TO REMOVING
THE HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE FROM HIGHWAYS.
(B) THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE APPLICANT WILL
EXCHANGE, IF NECESSARY, INSURANCE INFORMATION TO ALL
PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT WITHIN A TIME FRAME
ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT.
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HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION FOR THE SAFE
PERFORMANCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE
AND ADS UNDER FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND
GUIDELINES, INCLUDING ANY EXEMPTIONS RECEIVED FROM THE
NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. THE
APPLICANT SHALL ALSO PROVIDE ANY COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED
FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE HIGHLY
AUTOMATED VEHICLE.
(2) RECEIVE SELF-CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS FROM A FIRM,
COPARTNERSHIP, ASSOCIATION, CORPORATION OR RESEARCH
INSTITUTION THAT OWNS A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE AND REVIEW
COMPLIANCE TO OPERATE A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE, INCLUDING APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND
STATE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES.
(3) ISSUE, LIMIT OR SUSPEND A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
TO OPERATE A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS
TITLE, INCLUDING APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE MOTOR VEHICLE
LAWS, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES.
(4) ISSUE ORDERS CONSISTENT WITH SECTION 6109 (RELATING
TO SPECIFIC POWERS OF DEPARTMENT AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES).
(5) COLLECT DATA AND INFORMATION ON A SEMIANNUAL BASIS
FROM A CERTIFICATE HOLDER TO ASSESS THE ONGOING COMPLIANCE OF
THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND
STATE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES.
(6) MONITOR THE OPERATIONAL PHASES OF TESTING ONLY,
TESTING AND DEPLOYMENT OR DEPLOYMENT ONLY. THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL ALSO MONITOR ACCESSIBILITY AND MOBILITY FOR INDIVIDUALS
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INTERNET WEBSITE THE FOLLOWING:
(I) A LIST OF CERTIFICATE HOLDERS THAT ARE
CERTIFIED, INCLUDING:
(A) WHERE TESTING OR DEPLOYMENT IS AUTHORIZED;
(B) THE NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR
ACCIDENT CLAIMS; AND
(C) THE REGISTERED AGENT FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS.
(II) ANY ORDER ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY UNDER THIS
CHAPTER.
(III) REGULATIONS, TEMPORARY REGULATIONS OR
GUIDELINES ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT UNDER THIS CHAPTER.
(8) REQUIRE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
(I) SELF-REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT AN ACCIDENT WITHIN
24 HOURS, CONSISTENT WITH SECTION 3746(A.1) (RELATING TO
IMMEDIATE NOTICE OF ACCIDENT TO POLICE DEPARTMENT).
(II) CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION OF COURTS OF THIS
COMMONWEALTH FOR ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM
ANY ACCIDENT INVOLVING A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IN THIS
COMMONWEALTH.
(9) CREATE THE PROCESS AN EMERGENCY SERVICE RESPONDER
SHOULD FOLLOW WHEN A HIGHLY AUTOMATED VEHICLE IS DISABLED,
INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT OR COMMITS A VIOLATION OF THIS TITLE.
(10) DEVELOP RULES TO OPERATE AN HIGHLY AUTOMATED
VEHICLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE, INCLUDING APPLICABLE
FEDERAL AND STATE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND
GUIDELINES, AS FOLLOWS:
(I) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBCHAPTER AND PROMULGATE RULES AND
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