Last modified on July 12, 2024


Legislative basis for CCAM testing

Legal basis for testing:

  1. Law on the testing of self-driving vehicles (Testing permit procedure)

Contact information:

  1. Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Location : Statens vegvesen, Postboks 1010 Nordre Ål, 2605 Lillehammer

Phone: +47 22 07 30 00


The purpose of the act and the supplementary regulation is to facilitate the testing of self-driving vehicles within frameworks that particularly take into account road safety and privacy considerations. The testing will take place gradually, particularly based on the maturity of the technology and with the aim of uncovering the effects self-driving vehicles can have on traffic safety, efficiency in traffic flow, mobility and the environment.

Application Requirements

In Norway, the applicant must send a written application to the Norwegian Public Road Administration that follows a set template based on the regulations. There is an opportunity to get in touch with the case manager for guidance on completing the form.

Entities allowed to apply to the exemption:

Permission to test a self-driving motor vehicle can, upon application, be granted to physical or legal persons when the conditions in Chapter 2 of the Law are met, and traffic safety during the test is at least as well safeguarded as it would have been without a self-driving motor vehicle.

List of requirements:

  • Completed application form.
  • Insurance for vehicle
  • Registration of the vehicle
  • Description of the modifications to the test vehicle (if based on type-approved vehicle)
  • Description of the automated driving function, which is intended to be tested.
  • Conducted risk assessment/ analysis.
  • Confirmation of / information to road operator
  • Documentation of successful pre-tests on proving ground
  • The person who has been granted the permit must, when an accident or a dangerous traffic situation occurs, immediately investigate the accident or incident and report to the authority that granted the permit.

In the application, the applicant must explain the risks associated with the trial. The report must cover all significant aspects of the trial. Measures to reduce or eliminate risk must be described in the report.  When testing on a road open to normal traffic, conditions beyond the normal situation must also be assessed for both the stretch and the surrounding area. This can be roadworks, weather, detours, accidents, and other circumstances.  The Public Roads Administration can demand that the assessment should be reviewed by an independent third party.

A motor vehicle that is going to be included in testing must, unless exceptions are made, meet the requirements of the car regulations, the vehicle regulations, the motorcycle regulations or the tractor regulations, etc.  The Norwegian Roads Administration can set further technical requirements to safeguard safety and the environment than what follows from the above-mentioned regulations. Regulation on the testing of self-driving motor vehicles § 6. More info in the following link.

Responsible for the safety validation: Public Authority

Average handling time for the process: Normally within 2-3 weeks.

Application fee: No existing fee.

 Is a test permit issued by another country accepted? Yes

Conditions for Testing

Vehicle categories: Cars, Trucks, Buses, Shuttles, Construction vehicles

SAE levels: No limitations.

ADAS / AD systems: It is allowed to test all AD systems on public roads.

Use-Cases: No limitations.

Geographical areas: No limitations.

Permit validity: Limited as indicated in the application.

Driver Requirements

Safety driver: Only under defined circumstances.

Remote operation with no safety driver inside or in sight of the vehicle: Allowed.


Data Requirements

Black box needed: Not mandatory.

Obligation to report to authority during/after CCAM tests:  

The person who has been given permission for the trial must, after the trial has concluded, prepare a final report with an description of the implementation and results in relation to the purpose, framework and conditions of the permit. The report must be sent to the Public Road Administration no later than six months after the end of the test, unless otherwise stated in the permit. A version of the report that can be made public must be submitted at the same time.

Test reports availability to the public: Not available

Obligation to report to authority in case of accident:

In the event of an accident or a potentially serious incident in connection with the test, the person who has been granted permission for the test must investigate the accident as soon as possible. The investigation must contain a description of the course of events, consequences, possible causal relationships, and a description of measures to avoid similar incidents at a later date. The investigation must be sent without undue delay to the person who granted the permit.

National database for storing reports provided: Non-existent.

Data exchange mechanism specified: Not specified.

Test vehicle needs to be connected and / or cooperative during test: Not mandatory.


Testing facilities on public roads: Non-existent

Testing facilities on private areas: Non-existent

Cross-border CCAM Testing

There will be cross-border acceptance of permissions, but this is not worked yet.

The MODI project (2022-2026) aims to develop automated heavy-haul vehicles without safety drivers use cases on the motorway corridor from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Oslo in Norway, crossing four national borders and demonstrating terminal operations at four different harbors and terminals through Norway, Sweden, Germany and Netherlands.

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