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Driverless cars approved for deployment without a “natural human” in California

by Futures Centre, Mar 7
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California has approved new rules which allow driverless cars without a human operator on the road. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has developed new rules over the past 3 years to allow car manufacturers and tech companies to test and deploy autonomous vehicles without a person inside the car. Previously an operator was mandated to be behind the wheel in case of an emergency, however with these new rules designers can create vehicles without a steering wheel, brake, or accelerator pedal. Manufacturers must prove to the DMV that their technology is safe and resistant to cyber attacks, but the DMV may start issuing permits as soon as April 2nd.

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