Calif. Driverless Vehicle Bill Cruises Ahead In Assembly

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 5:36 PM EDT) -- The California Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday voted 12-0 to pass a bill setting up safety standards for driverless vehicles, bringing closer to fruition the operation of the so-called autonomous vehicles being tested by Google Inc. and other carmakers.

The bill — S.B. 1298, which in May passed the state Senate by a 37-0 vote — will now move ahead to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, according to a statement Monday by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima, who authored the bill. The legislation would allow the operation of...
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