Self-Driving Vehicles Oversight Committee to hold its first meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend and provide ideas

PHOENIX – The Self-Driving Vehicles Oversight Committee, created by Governor Doug Ducey to support research and development of self-driving vehicle technology in Arizona, will hold its first meeting on Monday.

Community members, businesses and other stakeholders are welcome to attend and to provide their input and ideas. The agenda also includes a presentation on autonomous vehicles by John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the ADOT Administration Building, 206 S. 17th Ave. in Phoenix.

Gov. Ducey created the panel, made up of transportation, public safety and policy experts, to advise ADOT, the Department of Public Safety, universities and other public agencies on how best to advance the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles on public roads. Its goals align with the governor’s mission of boosting economic growth, creating jobs and promoting innovation that improves the way Arizonans live.