Are self-driving cars legal in Alabama?
I live in Birmingham. While Alabama is usually a bit behind when it comes to adopting new technology, I haven’t heard anything about laws prohibiting self-driving cars. I want them to arrive as soon as possible, and I want to learn more about them in my state. In Alabama, are self-driving cars legal?
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- In 2016, Alabama created a Joint Legislative Committee specifically to oversee the testing and study of self-driving vehicles.
- In 2018, the Alabama State Legislature enacted a law that exempted self-driving trucks from certain traffic laws, provided they are controlled at legal speeds and with remote electronic braking.