MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign legislation that will pave the way for driverless cars in California.
The bill by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla, of Los Angeles, would establish safety and performance regulations for autonomous vehicles.READ MORE: Towering Rocklin Officer Didn’t Need Ladder To Save Senior Inside 2-Story Home
Representatives for Brown say the governor is expected to sign the legislation on Tuesday at the Mountain View headquarters of Google, which has been developing autonomous car technology and lobbying for the California legislation.READ MORE: Sacramento Parents Questioning Homecoming Vaccine Requirements
Google’s fleet of driverless cars has logged more than 300,000 miles of self-driving on California roads and highways.
Autonomous cars use computers, sensors and GPS technology to operate independently. Backers say they have the potential to make roads safer, pointing out that nearly all car accidents are a result of human error.MORE NEWS: Multiple Big Rig Crash Closes I-80 Near Nevada State Line
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