Driverless Cars Become Part of Law in CA

The man behind Google says their latest technology could make the world safer by reducing traffic and the accidents that inevitably occur by eliminating the a car’s need for a driver.  And now, one of the nation’s biggest states is getting on board.

FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports:

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California’s governor has signed a bill that allows driverless cars on state roads.  The technology is courtesy of Google, which says it’s logged 300,000 miles without an accident.  Google co-founder Sergey Brin says not only will this technology make driving safer, but…

(Brin) “The fact is that, on a normally-operating highway, cars take up a tiny fraction of the space.  Mostly, it’s all air between you and the car in front of you, to the sides of you and so forth.”

He says driverless cars can kind of link together.

(Brin) “So, potentially, eradicating congestion.”

The bill says the DMV should write regulations covering driverless cars by 2015, but it also says a person must be in the driver’s seat of a driverless car, just to be safe.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.




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