During a Google event in the Department of Motor Vehicles in San Francisco, California, on Dec 13 2016, the Waymo driverless car was displayed, it is since then people have been wondering when they will get to see the completely driverless cars hitting on the roads of California.
The eager residents of the states will now have their questions answered finally as these cars without any driver may seem popping on the roads as early as by next June in 2018. It may also arrive before, as said by the officials.
According to the DMV, presuming that it will happen, developers are testing hundred of prototypes driverless cars that will begin unveiling those cars on the roads of California.
That when the test vehicles that are driverless will be allowed to operate on the roads and will be picking up human passengers, as per the proposed versions’ revised regulation, that got released on Wednesday by the Department of Motor Vehicles of California. Before approval of those, the regulations will be made subjected to the public comment period, which will be ending by October 25 and then will be submitted to the enforcement of the State Government.
In a news release, the transportation secretary, Brian Kelly said; “We are excited to take the next step in furthering the development of this potentially lifesaving technology in California”. But before the deployment of the driverless car, the manufacturers are asked to certify that their vehicles meet the standards of federal safety and are equipped to comply with the laws of the state traffic, as per the DMV.
California is not alone in the field of opening driverless cars to the roads. There are States across the countries that are rushing to enact with the laws for encouraging auto and tech investment to compete with California. But California won’t be the first to permit totally driverless vehicles on the heart of its roads. Nevada and Florida allow testing of autonomous vehicles without any present of human.
According to the director of DMV, Jean Shiomoto; ‘’the department looks forward to seeing those companies and additional companies advance the technology under these new regulations. Today’s action continues the department’s efforts to complete these regulations by the end of the year.”