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Talk Business & Politics reports that the Arkansas State Senate has approved legislation that clears the way for Walmart and other companies “to ‘test drive’ up to three autonomous or driverless vehicles on state roads and highways … Under HB 1561, the state Highway Commission would adopt rules that allow Arkansas companies to submit a plan to develop pilot programs to test self-driving or autonomous vehicles for the first time in the Natural State. The program would begin 60 days after the Highway Commission approves a state plan for Arkansas to comply with federal motor vehicle safety rules and meet all insurance requirements.”

Gov. Asa Hutchinson “is expected to sign the law that will make Arkansas the 30th state to allow driverless vehicles on local roads.”
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