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California’s Senate passes bill to restrict autonomous trucks

September 12, 2023


The Golden State serves as a key link for freight and home for AV firms such as Aurora Innovation, Kodiak Robotics and TuSimple Holdings.

Those firms and others such as Gatik, Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Waabi are developing autonomous trucking services but stand to face delays in implementing new capabilities there and in interstate routes involving the state.

AVIA, which represents those companies, urged California Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto the bill. “We are disappointed to see AB 316 pass the California Senate,” the organization said Monday in a statement.

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