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California fully autonomous rules in place by November 2017

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by RubberToe, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

    Jun 28, 2012
    El Lay
    See story here:

    Ghost cars could be gliding down Sacramento streets by year’s end

    Under the proposed rules, the state will allow robot cars in test mode on city streets, without anyone in them, under certain conditions:

    • The testing company must notify and “coordinate” with that particular city. The state had proposed requiring companies to obtain city approval to test cars without drivers, but it backed off after industry lobbying.

    • The proposed regulations say there must be a “communication link” between the vehicle and a “remote operator” who would monitor the vehicle while it is being controlled by its on-board computer.

    • Also, the test company must have a way of letting others on the street know who car owner is, if that vehicle is in a crash. They must provide police a way to deactivate the car and communicate with the car company. The car must carry proof of insurance.

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