Autonomous Vehicles

DMV Considering Flawed Robot Car Rules; Deployment Should Not be Allowed

The current California regulations covering testing autonomous vehicles have set the standard for the nation by promoting innovation while protecting the safety of our highways.   Unfortunately, the Department of Motor Vehicles has proposed new rules covering testing of robot cars without steering wheels as well as the deployment of autonomous vehicles for public use.

The rules covering testing could be enacted with amendments, but the deployment rules are premature and should be withdrawn.

Google Threatens DMV That It Will Pick Up Its Toys and Drive Elsewhere

Google is telling the California Department of Motor Vehicles that if proposed regulations are enacted that require a human driver behind the wheel, capable of taking control of a self-driving robot car, the company will take the vehicles elsewhere.

DMV Stands Up to Google on Robot Car Rules

It’s not often that state officials stand up to a powerful California corporation like Google but that appears to be exactly what the Department of Motor Vehicles is doing.

DMV Official Candid About Department’s Difficulty With Robot Car Rules

Self-driving car companies need to be more open with California about what they are doing, admitted a top California Department of Motor Vehicles official last week when describing the DMV’s struggle to craft regulations covering the deployment of robot cars on California’s highways.

After Prompting, DMV Will Post Robot Car Crash Reports Online

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that it will now post all robot car crash reports on its website and send out a news alert when a new one is added.

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