Commission Licensing Requirements for AV Pilot Programs

IMPORTANT: EACH PILOT PROGRAM REQUIRES A SEPARATE AUTHORITY FROM THE COMMISSION.

Participation in the Commission's AV Passenger Service pilot programs requires entities to obtain a separate "transportation charter-party carrier" (TCP) authority from the Commission for each AV pilot program and to comply with the added requirements of each pilot program. 

Therefore, in order to participate in both the Drivered AV Passenger Service and Driverless AV Passenger Service pilot programs, an entity would have to be issued at least two TCP authorities - a separate certificate or permit for each AV pilot program.

TCP AUTHORITY APPLICATION PACKET FOR AV PASSENGER SERVICE PILOT PROGRAMS

"Drivered" AV Passenger Service Pilot Program: Application Packet with Instructions (Rev. 06/2018)

"Driverless" AV Passenger Service Pilot Program: Application Packet with Instructions (Rev. 06/2018)

Instructions Only: Instructions and Basic Information for AV Testing Pilot Programs (Rev 06/2018)

 

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM

Entities wishing to participate in the Commission's AV Passenger Service pilot programs must be enrolled in a controlled substance and alcohol testing program through one of the consultants approved the Commission's Licensing Section on the following list: Drug Consultant List (Rev. 05/18)

ATTESTATION OF 30 DAYS OF AV TESTING

Pursuant to Decision 18-05-043, an entity that wishes to participate in the AV Passenger Service pilot programs must submit an attestation along with its TCP authority application that an AV that is representative of the AV fleet and of the technology that the entity plans to use in offering Drivered AV Passenger Service or Driverless AV Passenger Service has been in actual permitted operations on roads in California for a minimum of 30 days following granting of the relevant DMV AV Manufacturer's Testing Permit.  The attestation must include:

  • state date of actual operations on California roads
  • geographic location of the operations in California
  • times of day and number of hours per day in operation during the 30-day period
  • type of environment in which the vehicle has operated such as urban, suburban, or rural
  • a statement and map of the Operational Design Domain as stated on the entity's DMV AV testing permit

IMPORTANT: If you do not possess a test AV which hasbeen in actual permitted operations on roads in California for a minimum of 30 days following granting of the relevant DMV AV Manufacturer's Testing Permit, please fulfill this pilot program prerequisite before applying for TCP authority to participate in the Commission's AV Passenger Service pilot programs.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Pursuant to Decision 18-05-043, entities wishing to participate in the AV Passenger Service pilot programs are required to maintain insurance for the AVs offered for the pilot programs in compliance with DMV's AV testing regulations.

In order to obtain an AV Manufacturer's Testing Permit, DMV AV testing regulations require manufacturers to possess either a $5 million dollar insurance policy, a $5 million surety bond, or a certificate of self-insurance to demonstrate evidence of the manufacturer's ability to respond to a judgment for damages for personal injury, death, or property damage arising from the operations of AVs (CCR Title 13 Section 227.04).

IMPORTANT: For the AV Passenger Service pilot programs, paper filings of proof of insurance are accepted.

Other Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Requirements:

 


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