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2016 Florida Statutes

SECTION 0896
Assistive truck platooning technology pilot project.
F.S. 316.0896
316.0896 Assistive truck platooning technology pilot project.The Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall study the use and safe operation of driver-assistive truck platooning technology, as defined in s. 316.003, for the purpose of developing a pilot project to test vehicles that are equipped to operate using driver-assistive truck platooning technology.
(1) Upon conclusion of the study, the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, may conduct a pilot project to test the use and safe operation of vehicles equipped with driver-assistive truck platooning technology.
(2) Notwithstanding ss. 316.0895 and 316.303, the Department of Transportation may conduct the pilot project in such a manner and at such locations as determined by the Department of Transportation based on the study.
(3) Before the start of the pilot project, manufacturers of driver-assistive truck platooning technology being tested in the pilot project must submit to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles an instrument of insurance, a surety bond, or proof of self-insurance acceptable to the department in the amount of $5 million.
(4) Upon conclusion of the pilot project, the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall submit the results of the study and any findings or recommendations from the pilot project to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
History.s. 4, ch. 2016-181; s. 54, ch. 2016-239.