California Passes Driverless Cars Bill
Remember those scenes in Minority Report and I, Robot that allowed the main characters to get around in automatic cars? Well, we are moving closer to that future. While if you are familiar with Highway 101 in the Bay Area, you may have already noticed Google’s vehicles rolling around with a driver behind the wheel only as a safety feature. Now we will be able to see them more often and more around California. Nevada already has a similar law in place, with other states following suit. Either way, this is a step in automated vehicles that may prevent human error (aka that asshole that cut you off without using a turn signal).
This law allows anyone to work on a driver-less vehicle, but this is obviously a Google victory as California Governor Jerry Brown went to Google’s Mountain View offices to sign the bill with Google co-founder Sergey Brin overseeing the event with his Google Glass.
He may look dorky, but I admire a man who is that dedicated to his field and proud of the work that comes our. I will be looking forward to what develops from this.
Hit the jump to watch the entire video of the signing provided by Google’s YouTube channel.