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Governor's Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles

Active dates:2018 -
Function:

The Council is established to study, assess, and prepare for the transformation and opportunities associated with the widespread adoption of automated and connected vehicles, and will develop recommendations for changes in state law, rules, and policies to maximize the benefits and prepare for the widespread adoption of automated and connected vehicles.

History:

In Governor Dayton's Executive Order establishing this advisory council, he discussed the widespread adoption of automated and connected vehicles and the role of human error in most vehicle crash fatalities as reasons for the council's creation. He also noted the potential economic benefits of studying this emerging technology. 

Membership:

The Advisory Council consists of two co-chairs, fourteen ex-officio members, and thirteen other members appointed by the Governor.

Co-chairs: Charlie Zelle, MnDOT Commissioner, and Christopher Clark, president of Xcel Energy-Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Ex-officio members: The commissioners of Agriculture, Commerce, DEED, Health, IRRRB, MNIT, Public Safety, Revenue; the chair of the Met Council; the executive director of the Minnesota Council on Disability; four members of the legislature (one member of the majority party in the Minnesota Senate, one member of the minority party in the Minnesota Senate, one member of the majority party in the Minnesota House of Representatives, one member of the minority party in the Minnesota House of Representatives).

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Record last updated: 01/09/2019
 

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