With human operator
Pilot programs conducting safe testing and operation of autonomous vehicles with human operators present in the vehicles must comply with the following requirements before beginning a pilot program:
1. Vehicles must be operated or monitored only by a trained employee, contractor, or other person authorized by the entity developing autonomous technology.
2. Vehicles must be monitored, and operator must have the ability to direct the vehicle's movement if assistance is required.
3. Individuals able to exercise operational control of an autonomous vehicle during operation must possess a valid U.S. driver license.
4. Vehicle owners must have proof of financial responsibility as required by RCW 46.30.020.