Connect with us
Volvo-Trucks-Connected-Safety-Telematics

News

New Autonomous Driving Law Enacted In Pennsylvania

An amendment to a Pennsylvania transportation law allows for driver-assistive truck platooning of motor carrier vehicles.

Advertisement

Volvo-Trucks-Connected-Safety-Telematics

Advertisement
Click Here to Read More
Advertisement

The Automated Vehicle Coalition (AVC), a nonprofit grassroots organization with a mission to improve roads and communities for a safe and responsible future, has announced the passage of Pennsylvania House Bill 1958, which amends Title 75 to authorize the use of automated work zone vehicles by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the PA Turnpike Commission.

It also allows for driver-assistive truck platooning of motor carrier vehicles. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the legislation into law as Act 117 of 2018 on Oct. 24, according to an article on Fox 43.

“It’s a little scary though to think about, ‘Okay, computers are going to take over,’” said Laurie Matkowski, president of the Automated Vehicle Coalition (AVC), during an interview with Fox 43. “But if you think about your cruise control, that’s exactly what happens. So this is kind of an elevated technology along those same lines.”

Platooning is when a group of connected vehicles travel closely together at high speeds. However, there will be a driver in the first vehicle of the platoon who is steering and leading the group.

Advertisement

Leaders with the AVC, Gannett Fleming, PennDOT and Representative Greg Rothman, who sponsored the bill, said their first priority is safety, according to the article.

The bill goes into effect April 22, 2019.

To read the full article, click here.

Advertisement
Click to comment

POPULAR POSTS

Buyer Beware? Chinese Tires Mean Different Quality Levels

News

Cooper Introduces CS5, Phases Out CS4

News

Michelin Rolls Out Premier LTX

Featured

Toyo’s Celsius Plans to One-up All-Season Tires

Connect