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Navigating the Gray Area: B.C.'s Latest Regulations on Self-Driving Cars

2024-06-08

 screenshot 202024 06 04 20121007B.C.'s new regulations only sort of ban self-driving cars

You'll be okay turning on Autopilot in your Tesla or Super Cruise in your GM, but it gets dicey with Level 3 autonomous vehicles

Author of the article: Jil McIntosh

  • B.C. has introduced new regulations to outlaw certain self-driving cars, but only at a level most consumer cars haven't reached
  • The self-driving regulation is one of several new updates to the Motor Vehicle Act
  • The door's still left open for automakers to possibly test their vehicles on-road in future

"British Columbia is banning self-driving cars," the headlines are screaming from a number of publications, with news the province has prohibited the operation of higher levels of self-driving vehicles. That is true, but if you're worried about getting a ticket when you set your cruise control, or even flicking on your Tesla's AutoPilot or GM's Super Cruise, you can relax -- those systems aren't part of the recently-enacted regulations.

On top of that, there's an exemption for vehicles that are provincially approved -- more on that in a bit.

Instead, as of April 5, 2024, B.C.'s Motor Vehicle Act "prohibits the operation of Level 3, 4 and 5 self-driving vehicles" -- none of which are currently available to consumers in Canada. While all of these systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their operation, the best you can get right now is Level 2, and that one's fine under the law.

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Source: B.C.'s new regulations only sort of ban self-driving cars | Driving

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