California Legalizes Driverless Cars

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California has become the third state to explicitly legalize driverless vehicles, setting the stage for computers to take the wheel along the state's highways and roads — at least eventually.

On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1298, which affirms that so call autonomous vehicles are legal in California, while requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish and enforce safety regulations for manufacturers. The governor put pen to paper at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, where the technology giant has been developing and testing driverless Toyota Prii for years.

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