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California to allow driverless car tests without human behind the wheel

Today, the state’s Office of Administrative Law approved the regulations that would permit fully driverless testing. A public notice will go up on the DMV’s website on March 2nd, which starts a 30-day clock before the first permits can be issued on April 2nd. Companies can apply for three types of permits: testing with a safety driver, driverless testing, and deployment.

Key points:

  • Waymo and GM’s Cruise race for the introduction of the first L4 mobility service. Google’s Waymo approved to begin self-driving ride-share across Arizona
  • GM petitioned NHTSA regarding a Cruise L4 design without steering controls.

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