Google’s Self-Driving Cars Now Legal In California

Posted on Sep 26 2012 - 7:54am by Editorial Staff

It’s time to take next step; this is what the next stage at which Google’s self-driving cars is. Google announced through its Google+ page that California Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. visiting the company headquarters to sign AB1298, a bill that legalizes Google’s self-driving cars in California. A bill is a legal framework and operational safety standards for the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads and highways.

Context from Google’s 2010 self-driving cars introduction:

So we have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves. Our automated cars, manned by trained operators, just drove from our Mountain View campus to our Santa Monica office and on to Hollywood Boulevard. They’ve driven down Lombard Street, crossed the Golden Gate bridge, navigated the Pacific Coast Highway, and even made it all the way around Lake Tahoe. All in all, our self-driving cars have logged over 140,000 miles. We think this is a first in robotics research.

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