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AV Operations in PA

Pennsylvania has become a breeding ground for the technological evolution of automated vehicles. An ideal blend of rich academic institutions, supportive communities, and an unheralded dedication to industry progress has created the perfect environment for automated technology to flourish.

Following discussions and meetings with the state's Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force and multiple automated vehicle technology companies, PennDOT has issued guidance to enhance safety oversight of Highly Automated Vehicles in Pennsylvania (PDF).

Applicants should complete the Self Certification Form (PDF). In the Self Certification  documents, all initial entries should have the corresponding "Add" field selected. If elements of the Self Certification form change in the future, Applicants should identify all changes with either "add," "modify," or "delete."

If Applicants encounter any issues or have questions, please email PennDOT at