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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
In a shift, companies will no longer have to get permission from the jurisdiction where they plan to test the cars but instead simply notify them in writing. The proposed regulations were published Friday and the public now has until April 24 to comment on them. The new rules could take effect in 2018. They're in response to frustrations that...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
It’s official; California cars don’t need brake pedals or steering wheels to be street legal because self-driving robocars are about to hit the road. The California DMV proposed dropping the human driver requirement for self-driving cars Friday and even gave autonomous car companies the option to remove steering wheels and brake pedals...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology. For the past several years, tech companies and automakers have been testing self-driving car...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
SAN FRANCISCO — Look Ma, no hands! Under newly proposed California self-driving car rules, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles will let companies test autonomous vehicles that lack that quintessential car component, the steering wheel. What else can they shed? Brake pedals and (human) drivers, anywhere in the car. Once the cars...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
California is back on the map as a state that’s serious about welcoming driverless cars. Truly driverless cars — vehicles with no human behind the wheel, and perhaps no steering wheel at all — are headed toward California streets and highways starting in 2018. After months of criticism, state regulators Friday released a proposal...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
Self-driving cars with no human behind the wheel — or, for that matter, any steering wheel at all — may soon appear on California’s public roads, under regulations state officials proposed Friday. The rules represent a delicate balance, trying to ensure the safety of a new technology many people don’t trust while avoiding...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
SACRAMENTO – State regulators on Friday proposed easing restrictions on testing autonomous driving systems, clearing a path for driver-free vehicles in California’s cities, towns and highways. The state Department of Motor Vehicles allows testing of autonomous vehicles, but requires a driver behind the wheel. Tech companies and...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
A little over a year ago, the California Department of Motor Vehicles issued draft regulations that would have put the kibosh on autonomous vehicles without a human driver, such as Google’s steering wheel-less prototype. Today, the agency reversed itself, putting out proposed rules that would not only allow for the testing of self-driving...
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3/13/2017
Posted by Connor
California residents could be traveling in fully autonomous cars by the end of the year. And by that we mean people who aren’t just test engineers from the more than two dozen companies currently testing self-driving vehicles in the state, but regular members of the public. These folks could soon get their first experience with a...
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3/10/2017
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  Disengagement reports from companies testing autonomous cars on California’s public roads show that driverless vehicles are not ready to be deployed without human drivers who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, according to the group Consumer Watchdog. The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires every...