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News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Driverless cars without human drivers could hit the streets of California as early as 2018, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.   On Wednesday, the California DMV unveiled its revised proposed regulations that roll out the red carpet for driverless car testing and public use of those vehicles. A public comment period...
News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, which had...
News Story
10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Robot cars with no steering wheels, brake pedals or accelerator pedals — and no drivers — could be legal in California by June under updated regulations proposed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday. However, makers of the autonomous cars must certify their safety to federal regulators under standards that are still...
Video
5/30/2017
Posted by Connor
The DMV is taking action and is now investigating Uber's self-driving truck program after Consumer Watchdog raised concerns that it is not in compliance with California law.
News Story
5/27/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
California officials will soon inspect the headquarters of Uber's self-driving-truck division, formerly known as Otto, to help settle a lingering question - whether the company's tests on public roads violate state regulations. Representatives of the Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Highway Patrol plan to visit the San...
News Story
5/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
California regulators are preparing to conduct a site inspection of the San Francisco headquarters of Uber’s autonomous truck unit, formerly known as Otto, to determine whether the company broke state law when it tested driverless trucks on public highways without permission. The unscheduled visit, which officials from the state’s...
News Story
4/26/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Cars with no one in them may be cruising downtown streets as early as the end of this year if city and state motor vehicle officials have their way. The state Department of Motor Vehicles plans to issue rules this year that will allow automakers and tech companies to test autonomous vehicles for the first time on public streets with no one behind...
News Release
4/25/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Regulations proposed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles covering the deployment of robot cars are “premature and irresponsible” Consumer Watchdog told the DMV, saying that they wrongly rely on non-existent federal safety standards. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group said that the proposed expanded...
News Story
4/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday closed the public comment period on its proposed testing and deployment rules for driverless cars. On Tuesday it opened the doors to a public hearing on those rules. Dozens of manufacturers, software developers, insurers and interested residents showed up. Here are four takeaways based on...
News Story
4/25/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Automakers on Tuesday urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars. At a public hearing in Sacramento monitored via webcast, automakers urged California to drop...