California OKs driverless car testing without backup drivers

California OKs driverless car testing without backup drivers


REPORTER COME APRIL, YOU COULD
FIND YOURSELF GLANCING AT THE
CAR NEXT TO YOU WITH NO WAS
LOOKING BACK.>>WE SEE THIS AS A REAL GAME
CHANGER. REPORTER: PAT WITH DISABILITY
RIGHTS CALIFORNIA SAYS
DRIVERLESS CARS COULD INCREASE
ACCESS FOR THOSE WITH
DISABILITIES.>>WE SEE THIS AS A REAL
OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES TO OPEN UP A WHOLE
NEW WORLD FOR THEM TO BE AS
INDEPENDENT AS POSSIBLE. REPORTER: REGULATIONS ON
DRIVERLESS CAR’S GO INTO EFFECT
APRIL 2. THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
WILL BEGIN ISSUING PROMISED THAT
DAY TO ALLOW THESE VEHICLES ON
THE ROAD WITH A REMOTE OPERATOR
ON STANDBY. CURRENTLY, AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
MUST HAVE A DRIVER IN THE CAR. SACRAMENTO CHIEF INNOVATION
OFFICER LEWIS STEWART BELIEVES
THE TECHNOLOGY COULD BETTER
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CITIES AND
PROVIDE ROTATION FOR THOSE WITH
TROUBLE ACCESSING IT.>>AUGMENTING BEST SYSTEMS OR
PROVIDING MOBILITY OPTIONS TO
UNDERREPRESENTED YOUTH AND
CITIZES AROUND THE CITY. REPORTER: NEARLY A YEAR AGO,
SACRAMENTO LOST INITIATIVE TO
MAKE ITSELF A PROVING GROUND FOR
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES. TESTS HAVE BEEN ON PRIVATE LOTS
OF ABOUT FIVE COMPANIES. NOW THE DMV HAS OPENED THE
RULEBOOK A LITTLE BIT, I THINK
WE WILL BE MORE AGGRESSIVE IN
OUR RECORDING OF COMPANIES TO
SACRAMENTO. REPORTER: SACRAMENTO POLICE RELY
ON TECHNOLOGY LIKE BODY CAMERAS
AND SHOTSPOTTER AND SAY THEY ARE
READY TO ADAPT TO TRANSPORTATION
CHANGING LANDSCAPE YOU’D BEST
LANDSCAPE.>>THERE WILL BE EDUCATION ON
OUR PART TO MAKE SURE ROADWAYS
STAY SAFE. REPORTER: A CONSUMER WATCHDOG
PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY
SAYING THE VEHICLES HAVE YET TO
PROVE THEMSELVES AND SHOULD NOT
BE DEPLOYED WITHOUT HUMAN TO
TAKE OVER THE CAR. IT IS STILL EARLY, BUT IT’S A
CARS COULD BE ACCESSIBLE FOR
THOSE WITH DISABILITIES, THEY
WILL HAVE THE SUPPORT OF
DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA.>>THE POTENTIAL IS THERE TO
HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
PARTICIPATE IN A BROADER BASIS
IN THE C

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