“Autonomous and connected vehicles will change transportation and could bring benefits of safer travel and greater ease of mobility for all if rules are in place to ensure passenger and pedestrian safety,” Richards said. Adoption of polices will be contingent on the enactment of authorizing legislation in the next session in 2017. The online public meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12. The public may join the meeting by visiting PennDOT’s automated vehicle testing page, and clicking on the webinar link at the time of the meeting. Following the online meeting, the task force’s final recommendations will be posted on the PennDOT website, www.penndot.gov.