California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they’ll know whether “driverless” vehicles are safe.
California has new rules that govern the testing of self-driving cars on public roads.
Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists — a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.
Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving.
Google’s self-driving cars will soon be seen on California roads. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday, officially making Google’s cars legal to drive on the street.