California Is Ready for Driverless Cars

But are you ready to be in that passenger seat?

The Golden State is officially onboard with driverless vehicles, according to a major announcement from the DMV.

“This is a major step forward for autonomous technology in California,” Jean Shiomoto, director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, said in a statement. “Safety is our top concern and we are ready to begin working with manufacturers that are prepared to test fully driverless vehicles in California.”

According to a story that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle, “The DMV spent close to a year drafting regulations and seeking public input before submitting the rules to a legal-compliance agency, the state Office of Administrative Law, which approved them on Monday. Companies now can apply to the DMV for permits to test the driverless cars, with the first permits possible by April 2.”

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