Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Aug. 14, 2018

Governor’s Advisory Council for Connected and Automated Vehicles sets public meetings, opens online survey

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Connected and Automated Vehicles is looking for stakeholder and public feedback on how to prepare the state for CAV technology. A series of statewide meetings in August through October will allow people to comment on various topic addressed in the Governor’s Executive Order on Connected and Automated Vehicles.

Persons unable to attend the meetings may provide feedback through an online CAV survey at mndot.gov/automated.

The first meeting will be held on the topic area of cyber security and data privacy on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Central Office at 395 John Ireland Blvd, St. Paul from 8 to 10 a.m.  A second meeting will be Aug. 31 at the same time and location.

“MnDOT is excited to help shape the future of transportation,” said Charlie Zelle, commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which is leading the CAV effort. “Connected and automated vehicles have the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans by creating accessibility and equitable transportation for all.”

The advisory council must submit a report to the governor by Dec. 1 that reflects and responds to the public’s opinion on connected and automated vehicles.

Persons attending the meetings will learn more about connected and automated vehicles, hear from experts and participate in conversations to help draft policy recommendations to the governor and legislature.

Future statewide meetings will address transportation infrastructure, insurance and liability, vehicle registration, driver training and licensing, economic and workforce development, accessibility, equity, and land use and planning.

To learn more about future meetings, the advisory council and the governor’s executive order visit the CAV website.

MnDOT staff is also available to attend community events to discuss connected and automated vehicles and solicit public feedback.

For more information, contact Kristin White, MnDOT Innovation director, at kristin.white@state.mn.us.