Are self-driving cars legal in Florida?

I was able to test drive a Tesla with a self-driving mode the other day and it was awesome! I know that while it’s autonomous, you still have to be behind the wheel and awake while driving. This made me wonder about laws regarding self-driving cars in my home state of Florida. In Florida, are self-driving cars legal?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Jun 14, 2022
The new Tesla with a self-driving mode is definitely a marvel. Fortunately for you, **self-driving cars are legal in Florida. In fact, the Florida State Legislature has even passed laws promoting the testing and adoption of such cars.
The three bills passed by the Florida government include:
  • Legislative intent to promote the testing, development, adoption, and operation of self-driving cars. This also includes that the state would not discourage or deter the adoption of this technology, provided the tester is licensed by the state.
  • Permitted the operation of self-driving cars on public roads, so long as the operator has a license.
  • Started a pilot program to study and test self-driving truck technology.
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