Calif. Panel Puts Brakes On Driverless Car Bill Vote

Law360, San Diego (June 25, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A California panel on Monday decided to hold off on voting on a bill seeking to create safety and performance rules for operating driverless vehicles made by Google Inc. and other companies, after opponents raised liability and privacy concerns.

The Assembly Transportation Committee postponed a vote until next week on S.B. 1298, authored by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima, which proposes to let licensed drivers operate autonomous vehicles on roads and highways and to allow for the California Highway Patrol to work with the state Department of...
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