simonberta21 writes: Google’s prototype self-driving car only goes 25 mph, but it still faces a long process with regulators before the general public can get behind the wheel of one. California will enact rules on Sept. 16 to allow test-driving of autonomous cars on public roads, but federal regulators might take until 2020 or later to draft rules that open America’s highways to self-driving cars.
http://www.housetutor.com.sg/ Google hopes autonomous cars will alleviate the search for parking, create safe travel options for drunken drivers and make motoring easier for seniors who no longer can drive on their own, according to a blog post by Chris Urmson, director of the self-driving car project.
“We’re planning to build about a hundred prototype vehicles, and later this summer, our safety drivers will start testing early versions of these vehicles that have manual controls,” Urmson said. “If all goes well, we’d like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years.”