Google, Tesla, others wait for DMV's self-driving rules

News Description: 

When the Florida Highway Patrol pulled him over this month for driving too fast, Brooks Weisblat didn't bother telling the officer that his Tesla Model S had been driving itself.

"That would have definitely got me a ticket," said Weisblat, who got a warning notice instead.

Florida doesn't have a driver's handbook dictating robot rules of the road. No state does, but California could become the global model next year when it publishes first-in-the-world consumer rules for self-driving cars.

Those regulations are already a year behind schedule. Among the problems vexing officials with the Department of Motor Vehicles is how to handle not just the machines but their overtrusting owners.

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News Date: 
Oct 26
Source: 
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_29027362/google-tesla-others-wait-for-dmvs-selfdriving-rules

 

 

 

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