Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Monday legislation that establishes an autonomous vehicle task force sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.
Kean’s bipartisan resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 105, creates the New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force. As a result of the law, a task force of 11 members will assess advanced autonomous vehicles and make recommendations on laws, rules, and regulations that New Jersey may enact or adopt to safely integrate advanced autonomous vehicles on highways, streets, and roads.
“Driverless cars will be part of America’s transportation system future,” Kean, R-21st District, said in a press release. “Autonomous vehicle innovations are sparking a new career field with endless possibilities for our workforce. Establishing a multifaceted task force to study and recommend the best policies for driverless cars will lead to new jobs and high consumer safety standards, so that we can prevent injuries and save lives.”
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 29 states have ratified bills associated with autonomous vehicles.