California Opens the Road to Fully Driverless Cars; Federal Policymaking Slowly Rolls Forward

New regulations from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles are the first in the nation to allow permits for the testing—and the post-testing deployment—of automatic vehicles (AVs) without a human driver present in the vehicle.

California’s new regulations aren’t without significant requirements, however. Find out what qualifications must be fulfilled to permissibly test and deploy a vehicle that is not carrying a human driver in California. And learn the status of federal self-driving policy, which is developing at a slower rate than California’s but is nevertheless maintaining some momentum.

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