Florida law lets autonomous vehicles drive without humans

Self-driving cars have come a long way, but for the most part, we still don’t really know how the tech will fare in day-to-day situations. This is why despite there being hundreds, if not thousands of hours of testing having been done, the general rule is that a human backup driver is required to be in the car at all times.This is so that in the event something goes wrong, the human driver can slam on the brakes or take over the wheel to control the situation. However, it seems that over in Florida, the local government has decided that they want to take testing to the next level where Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, has signed a new bill which would allow self-driving cars to be tested without a human backup driver.This means that moving forwards, don’t be surprised if you see cars on the road driving by themselves without anyone in them. In a statement issued by DeSantis, “Signing this legislation paves the way for Florida to continue as a national leader in transportation innovat

Florida law lets autonomous vehicles drive without humans

Self-driving vehicles will be able to operate in Florida without a human on board under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Phys.org

Florida Will Allow Self-Driving Car Tests To Be Conducted Without Backup Drivers

Self-driving cars have come a long way, but for the most part, we still don’t really know how the tech will fare in day-to-day situations. This is why despite there being hundreds, if ...

Sun 16 Jun 19 from Ubergizmo

Florida allows self-driving car tests without backup drivers

Companies that want to test their self-driving cars will have an easier time of it in the Sunshine State. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill allowing companies to ...

Sun 16 Jun 19 from Engadget

Florida's new bill lets driverless cars be tested with minimal restrictions - Roadshow

All companies need is insurance and the ability to remotely monitor the vehicle.

Sun 16 Jun 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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