A rule change from the California Department of Motor Vehicles will now allow autonomous vehicles to drive on California roads.
Companies can now test autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel and the public will now be able to use autonomous vehicles, according to TechCrunch.
“We are excited to take the next step in furthering the development of this potentially life-saving technology in California,” the state’s Transportation Secretary, Brian Kelly, said in a statement.
Before these vehicles hit the road, California regulations will require manufacturers to certify that they’ve met federal safety standards before their cars become (driverlessly) street legal.
California won’t be the first to do this vehicle testing, as Singapore has already established their vehicle testing zones.