Autonomous delivery vehicles will be allowed on Virginia sidewalks starting from July 1

Autonomous delivery robots will be legal on Virginia sidewalks starting July 1, with approval from local city councils.

Sen. Bill DeSteph introduced SB 1207 in the Virginia Senate. An identical bill, HB 2016, was introduced in the House by Del. Ron Villanueva. On June 1, 2017, Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed the bill into legislation. See here.

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SB 1207 Electric personal delivery devices; operation on sidewalks and shared-use paths is available at http://lis.virginia.gov…

HB 2016 Electric personal delivery devices; operation on sidewalks and shared-use paths is available at http://lis.virginia.gov…

For more information, contact Francesca Giannoni-Crystal