|California may legalize driverless cars|
|News - Collision Repair|
|Monday, 05 March 2012 15:10|
By Mike Davey
Los Angeles, California -- March 5, 2012 -- California may soon start to see self-driving cars hit the roads. California state Sen. Alex Padilla recently introduced SB1298, a bill that establishes guidelines for autonomous vehicles to be tested and operated in California.
Autonomous vehicles use radar, video cameras and lasers to navigate and avoid obstructions without human intervention. In theory, a computer-controlled vehicle will be safer than one piloted by a human being, as computers don't get sleepy, can't be distracted and can integrate information from every direction simultaneously.
“The vast majority of accidents are due to human error. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to reduce traffic fatalities and improve safety on our roads and highways,” Padilla said. “California is uniquely positioned to be the leader in the deployment of autonomous technology.”
Nevada became the first U.S. state to legalize self-driving cars. At time of publication, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii and Oklahoma are considering similar legislation.
In June, Nevada became the first state to legalize self-driving cars. Arizona, Florida, Hawaii and Oklahoma are considering legislation regarding autonomous vehicles.
|Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2012 15:36|