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CALIFORNIA UPDATES SELF-DRIVING REGULATIONS: The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released updated fully autonomous car regulations earlier this week, allowing fully autonomous cars with no driver on public roads. The state expects that the new rules will take affect by June 2018 after a 15-day public comment period. Here’s what’s new:

Most importantly, companies will be able to test autonomous cars without a human operator, steering wheel, or pedals — known as Level 5 autonomy — on the state’s highways. In the past, companies were technically able to test fully autonomous cars on the state’s roads as long as they had a permit and received special approval specifically for Level 5 autonomous cars from the state to test the more advanced vehicles. However, no company actually obtained permission to test Level 5. With these updates, companies …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech

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