For a long time, I’ve seen stories about the development of autonomous vehicles and for a long time it’s always seemed like a “far away” thing – like a mirage off in the distance. It’s not really been – real.
Well, as we all know, it most certainly is real and this technology IS coming.
Here’s a great video with more;
There will be self-driving cars on the road in most of our lifetimes and they will have a major impact on all sorts of institutions and processes.
So – Oregon is getting itself ready for the auto-car onslaught.
Earlier this year, Oregon lawmakers approved House Bill 4063, a measure that created the state’s “Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles”.
It’s a group of 31 government, business, union, and other leaders who are tasked with figuring how to make the inclusion of self-driving cars a smooth process. And they’re taking it one step at a time.
Already, they have recommended a permitting process for TESTING autonomous vehicles in Oregon.
Here are some of the other key issues;
Salem, Oregon – Subcommittees for the Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles will meet July 24, July 25 and Aug. 1 in Salem. The schedule for the third round of meetings is:
- Cybersecurity and long-term policy subcommittee meeting: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.Tuesday, July 24 at Oregon Department of Transportation, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 (Room 240).
- Law enforcement and crash reporting subcommittee meeting: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Oregon Department of Transportation, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 (Room 103).
- Insurance and liability subcommittee meeting: 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Oregon Department of Transportation, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 (Room 103).
- Licensing and registration subcommittee meeting: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Oregon Department of Transportation, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 (Training Rooms A/B).