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A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

California State Senate Approves Self-Driving Car Regulations

State lawmakers are anticipating the day when self-driving vehicles navigate California’s roads guided by radar and GPS systems instead of human hands on the steering wheel.

05/21/2012

Demonstrator Tom Comitta pretends to talk on a telephone during a protest inside the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Civic Center station on August 15, 2011 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill To Override BART Cell Phone Policy Speeds Through California Legislature

A bill to require that Bay Area Rapid Transit and other government agencies seek a court order before blocking cell phone access could reach the floor of the California Senate before the end of April.

04/19/2012

A Google driverless car operating on a testing path. (Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons)

Google, State Lawmaker Push For Rules On Driverless Cars

California is following on the heels of Nevada, which earlier in 2012 became the first state in the country to unveil requirements for autonomous vehicles traveling on its public roadways.

03/02/2012