Autonomous & Alternative Electronic Transportation System Vehicles

Forms, laws and regulations for Autonomous and Alternative Electronic Transportation System (AETS) vehicle testing and operation.

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Autonomous vehicle license plate

Self-Certification for Testing

Manufacturers and developers interested in testing their vehicles in Nevada must submit their completed “Autonomous Vehicle Testing Registry Application” or “Alternative Electronic Transportation System Application” packet to the Department’s address listed below. The packets outline the bond and insurance directives, fees and other requirements. 

Once the packet has been reviewed and all requirements are met, the DMV will issue a Certificate of Compliance for testing along with sets of red license plates for each vehicle listed in the packet.

Self-Certification for Operations

Prior to registering an autonomous vehicle in Nevada, the manufacturer or developer must self-certify to the Department that they are in compliance with the requirements of Chapter 482A and/or 482B of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

The manufacturer or developer must submit their completed “Autonomous Vehicle Certification Registry” or “Alternative Electronic Transportation System Vehicle Certification Registry” packet to the Department address listed below.

Certification is based only upon the make, model and year of the vehicle(s) listed in the packet.  If the manufacturer or developer incorporates their technology into other makes and models, they will be required to submit an additional packet to the Department for certification.

Once the packet has been reviewed and all requirements are met, the DMV will issue a Certificate of Compliance for operations based on the make, model and year of the vehicles listed.

Please mail completed applications to:

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Directors Office
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0900

For questions regarding the autonomous vehicle regulations, autonomous testing application process and/or consumer deployment please contact:

Tyler P. Saunders, Research and Project Management Division
(775) 684-4371 or TPSaunders@dmv.nv.gov

Natalie Vargas-Murray, Occupational & Business Licensing
(775) 684-4672 or NVargas-Murray@dmv.nv.gov

Laws & Regulations

Laws Statutes Code
Chapter 482A - Autonomous Vehicles NRS NAC
Chapter 482B - Alternative Electronic Transportation Systems NRS Proposed Regulations
(Pending Codification)