California passes driverless car bill
September 1, 2012
Catching up with Nevada, it will be legal for autonomous cars to drive in California, probably within the next five years, if Gov. Brown signs SB 1298, just passed by the California Senate, the San Jose Mercury reports.
The bill charges the DMV by January 2015 with determining standards for vehicles and rules.
Automakers would have to get their vehicles approved by the state, and then licensed drivers would apply to become backup operators of approved autonomous cars.