RS 32:400.1     


§400.1. Definitions

            When used in this Part, the following words and phrases have the meanings ascribed to them, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

            (1) "Automated driving system" means the hardware and software that are collectively capable of performing the entire dynamic driving task on a sustained basis, regardless of whether it is limited to a specific operational design domain.

            (2) "Autonomous commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used in commerce and equipped with an automated driving system, including those designed to function without a driver.

            (3) "Commerce" means transportation for the purpose of compensation, remuneration, employment, trade, or payment of any thing of value.

            (4) "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle has a gross combination weight rating of twenty-six thousand one or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than ten thousand pounds.

            (5) "Conventional human driver" means a driver who manually exercises in-vehicle braking, accelerating, steering, and transmission gear selection input devices in order to operate a vehicle.

            (6) "Dynamic driving task" means all of the real-time operational and tactical functions required to operate a vehicle in on-road traffic excluding strategic functions such as trip scheduling and selection of destinations and waypoints.

            (7) "Minimal risk condition" means a condition to which a user or an automated driving system may bring a vehicle in order to reduce the risk of a crash upon experiencing a failure of the vehicle's automated driving system that renders the vehicle unable to perform the entire dynamic driving task.

            (8) "Operational design domain" means a description of the specific operating domain in which an autonomous commercial motor vehicle is designed to properly operate including but not limited to roadway types, speed, environmental conditions, and other domain constraints.

            (9) "Remote driver" means a natural person who is not seated in an autonomous commercial motor vehicle, but is able to perform the entire dynamic driving task.

            (10) "Teleoperation system" means hardware and software installed on a motor vehicle that allow a remote driver to operate the vehicle.

            Acts 2019, No. 232, §1.