Holy Crap, Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal in California

Brent Rose

Just moments ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into effect SB1298, effectively paving the way for driverless cars in California. For a state that relies more heavily on cars than any other, this is hugely significant when it comes to traffic and road congestion.

“Today we’re looking at science-fiction becoming tomorrow’s reality,” said the governor. And tomorrow isn’t that far off. According to Google’s Sergey Brin, “You can count on one hand the number of years until ordinary people can experience this.” More and more Google employees will be beta-testing it starting this year, and when you hear the potential advantages, you’ll start to wish you worked there.

Read more: Holy Crap, Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal in California — gizmodo.com

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