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Self-driving car tests: California rules updated

Autonomous cars without human drivers are coming to California next year

October 11th, 2017

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has updated its rules governing self-driving vehicle testing, removing the requirement that a human backup driver be present in the car and ready to take over. The regulations will be sent to the state government after a 15-day comment period, and should be in force by the middle of …

Self-driving car laws up for vote

Congress moves on sweeping self-driving car rules that scrap safety standards

July 18th, 2017

A US House subcommittee will vote Wednesday on a proposal that would sweep away existing rules for self-driving car manufacturers, according to Reuters. The proposal would bar individual states from setting their own rules on autonomous vehicles, and remove many of the safety standards that self-driving cars currently have to meet. The rules would undoubtedly accelerate …