California could see self-driving cars with ‘remote drivers’ in April

“The race to develop autonomous vehicles includes such global automakers as General Motors and technology giants like Alphabet’s Waymo unit. If they are ready to deploy the remote monitor technology by April, it would be the first time they could test their cars on public roads in the state without physical drivers present.

The remote control technology, already used by NASA and the military, is seen as a way to more quickly usher in the commercial rollout of self-driving cars. The new regulations are expected to be approved later this month, and take effect in April after a month-long public notice period.”

Headless Cars by April 2018 in CA?

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