Driverless Vehicle Bill Speeds Ahead In Calif. Senate

Law360, New York (April 11, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- A California bill that would allow driverless vehicles such as those planned by Google Inc. and automakers including BMW AG, Audi AG and Volvo AB moved closer to reality after passing the state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 1298 will create standards to safely operate such autonomous vehicles, according to a statement by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla, who noted that Google's self-driving vehicles have been test driven more than 200,000 miles in California.

"SB 1298 will facilitate the advancement of autonomous vehicles in...
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