Hawaii Governor David Ige signs HB2590 that OKs autonomous vehicles for public roads

Ige signed Act 021, first introduced in January as HB2590, last week to open up the state for autonomous vehicle testing with a human driver in the vehicle. Effective immediately, Hawaii’s Department of Transportation can issue autonomous vehicle manufacturers permits to test, but the HDOT will be required to submit a progress report in 2023 that determines whether testing has been successful or not, and whether more legislation is required to ensure that AVs are safe on Hawaii roads.