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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 10:52 PM

California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals.

It's not going to happen soon, because automakers and some tech companies are still testing prototypes.

But, in a shift, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a revision of draft regulations released late Friday that the most advanced self-driving cars would no longer be required to have a licensed driver if federal officials deem them safe enough.

The redrafted regulations will be the subject of a public hearing Oct. 19 in Sacramento.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-autonomous-vehicle-california-20160930-snap-story.html

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Sat Oct 1, 2016, 12:16 AM

1. I recall a story about this in the 90s when I lived in CA.

 

I guess it's been in the works for some time. I like progress like this, though we use to call them trains.

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Sat Oct 1, 2016, 03:49 AM

2. Put them all on the Grapevine. IN WINTER!

With all those semi-trailers. Then watch the mayhem happen, with both driverless cars and trucks falling over the precipice.

PayPerView!

Tejon Pass

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