CA DMV Autonomous Vehicle Regs Public Comments

Sarah Emerson filed this request with the Department of Motor Vehicles of California.
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From: Sarah Emerson

To Whom It May Concern:

### BACKGROUND ###

The California DMV is considering regulations for post-testing deployment of autonomous vehicles on California’s on public roads. The proposed regulations to establish a path for the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in California were published on March 10, 2017 and began the 45 day public comment period. (https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/autonomous/auto)

### REQUEST ###

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all public comments submitted in response to the proposed DMV regulations to establish a path for the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in California. These regulations were proposed and opened for comment on March 10, 2017, for a 45 day public comment period. Please include all attachments, if applicable.

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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarah Emerson

From: Sato, Roger J.@DMV

Dear Ms. Emerson,

I received your fax today asking for a response to your Public Records request dated April 24, 2017. I responded on April 28, but it appears the email number is different.) The California DMV has posted the Comments to the Autonomous Vehicle Regulations on its website, and the link is below.

Roger J. Sato
Senior Staff Counsel
(916) 657-6469 (office)
(916) 657-6243 (fax)

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Dear Ms. Emerson:

The California Department of Motor Vehicles acknowledges receipt of your facsimile dated and received on April 24, 2017, requesting the following information pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.).

“A copy of all public comments submitted in response to the proposed DMV regulations to establish a path for the testing and deployment of fully autonomous vehicles in California. These regulations were proposed and opened for comment on March 10, 2017, for a 45 day public comment period. Please include all attachments, if applicable.”

Today, the Department posted online the formal public comments regarding the proposed autonomous vehicle regulations, which cover the driverless testing and future public use of self-driving cars. The comments were collected between March 10, 2017, and April 25, 2017.

The comments are now available on the Autonomous Vehicle Deployment webpage here under the proposed regulations section:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/autonomous/auto

Here is a direct link to the public comments webpage:

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/autonomous/avcomments2017

Sincerely,

ROGER SATO

Senior Staff Counsel

(916) 657-6469 (office)

(916) 657-6243 (fax)

Email: Roger.Sato@dmv.ca.gov

Reference: PRA-17-104

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