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Driving Untethered
California, home to Google and its autonomous cars, is moving to become the second state in the nation to legalize such vehicles.
By Mark Ingebretsen

According to Kurt Ernst, writing on the motor vehicle Web site MotorAuthority, “[a] bill proposed by California Senator Alex Padilla would set guidelines for the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles within the state.”

Last June, you’ll recall, Nevada became the first state to allow autonomous cars on its public roads, and the Web site reported that in mid-February, a legislative commission there signed off on “regulations that were vetted by car manufacturers, insurance companies, law enforcement officials and others.”

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