HB 1143 (2016)
2016 Regular Session


(Substitute for House Bill No. 233 by Representative Stokes)



To enact R.S. 32:1(1.2), relative to motor vehicles; to define "autonomous technology" for
purposes of highway regulatory provisions; and to provide for related matters.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:

Section 1. R.S. 32:1(1.2) is hereby enacted to read as follows:

§1. Definitions

When used in this Chapter, the following words and phrases have the
meanings ascribed to them in this Section, unless the context clearly indicates a
different meaning:

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(1.2)(a) "Autonomous technology" means technology installed on a motor
vehicle that has the capability to drive the vehicle on which the technology is
installed in high-or full-automation mode, without any supervision by a human
operator, with specific driving mode performance by the automated driving system
of all aspects of the dynamic driving task that can be managed by a human driver,
including the ability to automatically bring the motor vehicle into a minimal-risk
condition in the event of a critical vehicle or system failure, or other emergency

(b) For purposes of this Paragraph, the following terms shall have the
meanings ascribed to them in this Subparagraph:

(i) "Driving mode" means a type of driving scenario with characteristic
dynamic driving task requirements including but not limited to expressway merging,
high-speed cruising, low-speed traffic jam, or closed-campus operations.

(ii) "Dynamic driving task" means the operational and tactical aspects of the
driving task, but not the strategic aspect of the driving task.

(iii) "Operational" means steering, braking, accelerating, or monitoring the
vehicle and roadway.

(iv) "Strategic" means determining destinations and waypoints.

(v) "Tactical" means and includes but is not limited to responding to events
or determining when to change lanes, turn, or use signals.



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