New California law allows test of autonomous shuttle with no driver
A bill signed into law on Thursday by California Governor Jerry Brown allows a self-driving vehicle with no operator inside to test on a public road, a key step enabling a private business park outside San Francisco to test driverless shuttles.
Self-driving cars are already allowed to test on California public roads by 15 automakers, technology companies and startups, including Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O), Ford (F.N), Honda (7267.T) and Tesla (TSLA.O). But under current state regulations, a person must be in the driver's seat for monitoring, and the car must have brakes and a steering... read more
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