Vehicle Technology Testing on Manitoba Roads

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Public Engagement on Vehicle Technology Testing on Public Roads

Manitoba’s priority is to advance Manitoba businesses and create an environment for local companies to thrive as innovative transportation technologies continue to emerge. Manitoba introduced Bill 20, The Vehicle Technology Testing Act (Various Acts Amended), to enable the future testing of vehicle technology and vehicle types on Manitoba roads. This legislation is part of a commitment to developing a legislative framework to test automated vehicles on public roads.

Potential future benefits of deployment of automated vehicles is broad and encompass economic, social and environmental benefits extending beyond transportation. Automated vehicles have the potential to reduce traffic collisions and traffic congestion, improve fuel efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and fossil fuel consumption, increase agricultural output, and enhance mobility and mobility equity.

The regulatory and permitting process is in development to permit the testing of vehicle technology and vehicle types on roads. The Minister of Infrastructure is authorized to issue the permit with conditions. An organization will need to apply for a testing permit, and will also need to follow established application guidelines.

Some vehicle types whose testing may be permitted include automated vehicles, connected vehicles, connected platoon vehicles, and automated shuttles. Vehicle testing on Manitoba roads will provide time for the province to establish rules, monitor industry and technology developments, and evaluate the safety of automated and connected vehicles prior to the vehicles becoming widely available to the public.

We invite you to view the public presentation and/or Frequently Asked Questions through the links below. You are also invited to take the survey. If you do not wish to complete the survey you are also welcome to provide comments.

Link to public presentation


Frequently Asked Questions on Vehicle Technology Testing and Automated Vehicles

The public presentation and FAQs are available in an alternate formats upon request. Please email PolicyMI@gov.mb.ca.

Public Engagement on Vehicle Technology Testing on Public Roads

Manitoba’s priority is to advance Manitoba businesses and create an environment for local companies to thrive as innovative transportation technologies continue to emerge. Manitoba introduced Bill 20, The Vehicle Technology Testing Act (Various Acts Amended), to enable the future testing of vehicle technology and vehicle types on Manitoba roads. This legislation is part of a commitment to developing a legislative framework to test automated vehicles on public roads.

Potential future benefits of deployment of automated vehicles is broad and encompass economic, social and environmental benefits extending beyond transportation. Automated vehicles have the potential to reduce traffic collisions and traffic congestion, improve fuel efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and fossil fuel consumption, increase agricultural output, and enhance mobility and mobility equity.

The regulatory and permitting process is in development to permit the testing of vehicle technology and vehicle types on roads. The Minister of Infrastructure is authorized to issue the permit with conditions. An organization will need to apply for a testing permit, and will also need to follow established application guidelines.

Some vehicle types whose testing may be permitted include automated vehicles, connected vehicles, connected platoon vehicles, and automated shuttles. Vehicle testing on Manitoba roads will provide time for the province to establish rules, monitor industry and technology developments, and evaluate the safety of automated and connected vehicles prior to the vehicles becoming widely available to the public.

We invite you to view the public presentation and/or Frequently Asked Questions through the links below. You are also invited to take the survey. If you do not wish to complete the survey you are also welcome to provide comments.

Link to public presentation


Frequently Asked Questions on Vehicle Technology Testing and Automated Vehicles

The public presentation and FAQs are available in an alternate formats upon request. Please email PolicyMI@gov.mb.ca.

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