Calif. OKs Self-Driving Cars For Passenger Pickups

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 7:19 PM EDT) -- California regulators on Thursday allowed self-driving cars to pick up ride-share passengers for the first time in the Golden State.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved the establishment of two pilot programs paving the way for the use of self-driving cars for passenger pickups.

One pilot program allows companies to provide rides to members of the public using self-driving or autonomous vehicles so long as there is a trained human driver in the car. The other pilot program will allow passenger pickups with self-driving cars without a trained human driver in the car, but the vehicle must be remotely monitored and...

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