Hawaii Self-driving cars move forward through with the signing of HB2590

House Bill 2590 establishes an autonomous vehicle testing pilot program within the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT). It allows the program to test autonomous vehicles on any public road in the state given that a human driver is present in the vehicle to intervene, prevent a collision or resolve any other issues during testing. The group is required to submit a report of its findings to the state legislature.

Ige said his administration is interested in the advancement of autonomous vehicles and emphasized enhanced safety as a benefit of the technology.