Nevada Public Safety; Vehicles; Watercraft

Sec. § 482A.080
Requirements for testing or operating vehicle upon highways in this State.


1.

An autonomous vehicle shall not be registered in this State unless the autonomous vehicle has affixed to it a label pursuant to 49 C.F.R. § 567.4.

2.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, an autonomous vehicle shall not be tested or operated on a highway within this State with a human operator unless the autonomous vehicle is capable of operating in compliance with the applicable motor vehicle laws and traffic laws of this State, unless an exemption has been granted by the Department, and:

(a)

If the autonomous vehicle is not a fully autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle is:

(1)

Equipped with a means to engage and disengage the automated driving system which is easily accessible to the human operator of the autonomous vehicle;

(2)

Equipped with an indicator located inside the autonomous vehicle which indicates when the automated driving system is operating the autonomous vehicle; and

(3)

Equipped with a means to alert the human operator to take manual control of the autonomous vehicle if a failure of the automated driving system occurs which renders the automated driving system unable to perform the dynamic driving task relevant to its intended operational design domain; and

(b)

If the autonomous vehicle is a fully autonomous vehicle, the fully autonomous vehicle is capable of achieving a minimal risk condition if a failure of the automated driving system occurs which renders the automated driving system unable to perform the dynamic driving task relevant to its intended operational design domain.

3.

If a federal law or regulation provides standards for the operation of an autonomous vehicle, an autonomous vehicle may be tested or used on a highway within this State with a human operator if the autonomous vehicle is capable of operating in compliance with the applicable motor vehicle laws and traffic laws of this State and such a federal law or regulation.
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Feb. 5, 2021