2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
From 2015, cars will be allowed to drive autonomously in California. The German manufacturers are also working on corresponding technologies.
The US state of California wants to allow driverless cars on the road in the future. Governor Edmund J. Brown has now signed a corresponding law. It provides for the approval of autonomous vehicles for test purposes, but requires that a driver with a valid driver's license sits behind the wheel and can intervene in an emergency. The regulation is now to be worked out in detail and will come into force in 2015 at the latest. Corresponding laws have already come into force in Nevada and Florida.
Google already on the road with a test fleet
California is home to numerous high-tech companies involved in the development of self-driving cars. This also includes the Internet company Google, which already operates a test fleet of appropriately upgraded Toyota Prius.
In Europe too, robot cars are considered an important future technology; According to experts, the machine-controlled vehicles could help to reduce the number of accidents and environmental pollution. Corresponding technologies are currently being developed by Audi, BMW, Mercedes, VW and Volvo, among others. (AG / SP-X)