Legislature Pushes Laws For Self-Driving Cars

Governor Eric Holcomb has said the state needs to be out in front of the push for self-driving cars, setting up a licensing system and modifying roads and signs if need be to make them more visible to self-driving vehicles’ sensors.

Both the Indiana House and Senate have passed such bills. A House bill would create a commission to issue licenses, or revoke them if a car has repeated safety problems. But the Senate and a coalition of car and tech companies charge that framework is too restrictive.

Legislators have until midnight Wednesday to approve a compromise.