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California Will Let Autonomous Cars Operate Without Anyone Behind the Wheel

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced rule changes on Monday that would allow auto companies to test completely driverless cars on public roads beginning in April. Whereas the state previously required a person to sit...Show More Summary

Driverless cars will soon be on the streets of California without a human backup in the car

As soon as April autonomous cars without a human in the car will be driving around the state of California, thanks to regulations that were just approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Companies operating driverless cars will be able to apply for permits on April 2. Show More Summary

California green-lights driverless car testing statewide, operations can begin in April

As anticipated, the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday received approval from the California Office of Administrative Law to enact a set of regulations that will allow companies to test remotely operated autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Driverless cars, without a driver this time, to be tested on California roads

It's the Wild West on California roads. On Monday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles announced it will allow autonomous cars on public roads without an approved driver. That means cars with no one in the driver's seat can start being tested and driven throughout the state once the regulations go into effect April 2. Show More Summary

California may approve human-free driverless cars

Fully autonomous vehicles could take to city streets by April The California Department of Motor Vehicles may approve a change of rules today that would allow for driverless cars without human operators to hit state streets for the first...Show More Summary

California could see self-driving cars with ‘remote drivers’ in April

(Reuters) — Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said. Relying on a remote human operator – who could control multiple autonomous vehicles from miles […]

Oakland DMV office forced to close due to flooding caused by thieves

A thief is to blame for the temporary closure of an Oakland Department of Motor Vehicle office this week.

California DMV disengagement report reveals self-driving improvements

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles releases an annual report detailing the number of disengagements reported by companies it has licensed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state. This year, the report reveals some interesting details about the progress of some of those companies, including Waymo, GM’s Cruise and Tesla (sort of – you’ll see what… Read More

GM Says Goodbye To More Than Steering Wheels In New Self-Driving Report

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

General Motors has filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Cruise AV. The petition says the Cruise AV would be the first production-ready vehicle to operate safely with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls when it hits the road next year. Such vehicles are classified as Level […]

California cracks down on improper use of disabled placards

California officials plan to crack down on thousands of "dead" drivers. A new law taking effect Monday will require the Department of Motor Vehicles to increase its oversight of the … Click to Continue »

Lyft gets approval to operate self-driving cars in California

The self-driving cars currently being tested on public roads in the Bay Area may soon have some extra company. According to an update on the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ website that was spotted by Axios today, Lyft Inc. is now authorized to operate autonomous vehicles in the state. Show More Summary

California Clears the Way for Testing of Fully Driverless Cars. Local, Federal Interests Have Concerns.

After this year's release of guidelines from the state Department of Motor Vehicles, Californians should expect to see driverless cars tested on the state's roads early next year.

Texas Cretins Are Revoking Titles for Kit Cars and Dune Buggies

In 2013, Texas’ Department of Motor Vehicles began revoking titles on newly built dune buggies. While that was already a bit of a dick move, the state was at least good enough to grandfather-in existing vehicles. However, that has changed...Show More Summary

DMV corruption probe results in charges against two Los Angeles-area employees

Federal prosecutors have accused two workers at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Los Angeles with taking thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for helping truck drivers obtain licenses even though the applicants never took or passed their driving exams. The accusations — which involve workers...

DMV offers assistance, waived fees to Canyon Fire 2 victims

ANAHEIM – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is waiving replacement fees for residents who lost key documents as a result of the on-going Canyon Fire 2. DMV officials, under an emergency proclamation authorized this week by Gov. Show More Summary

California Allows Fully Autonomous (No Driver Present) Vehicle Tests

By Mish Shedlock – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is changing its rules to allow companies to test autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel — and to let the public use autonomous vehicles. The DMV released a revised version...

California set to allow driverless autonomous vehicles on its roads from 2018

California is set to revise its regulations on autonomous vehicles with proposed changes that will allow vehicles without drivers or anyone in them to operate on their roads starting next year. The California Department of Motor Vehicles...Show More Summary

Autonomous cars without human drivers are coming to California next year

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has updated its rules governing self-driving vehicle testing, removing the requirement that a human backup driver be present in the car and ready to take over. The regulations will be sentShow More Summary

California moves toward public access for self-driving cars

California regulators have taken an important step to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday published proposed rules that … Click to Continue »

California is pushing to allow self-driving cars to operate without a driver

The California Department of Motor Vehicles just proposed a revised set of regulations that would allow self-driving cars to operate without a driver behind the wheel. The proposal is a big win for automakers and tech companies that have been pushing for the more lenient regulations. Show More Summary

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