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California OKs Autonomous Car Testing Without Backup Drivers

California OKs Autonomous Car Testing Without Backup Drivers

By Chris Weber, ASSOCIATED PRESS

February 26, 2018

https://wtop.com/consumer-news/2018/02/california-oks-autonomous-car-te…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology.

Self-Driving Cars With No In-Vehicle Backup Driver Get OK For California Public Roads

Self-Driving Cars With No In-Vehicle Backup Driver Get OK For California Public Roads

 

By Ethan Baron, MERCURY NEWS

February 26, 2018

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/26/self-driving-cars-with-no-in-veh…

Self-driving cars with no human backup behind the wheel will be legal on California roads for testing and transporting the public starting April 2.

Op-Ed Commentary: Don’t Let Robot Cars Go Out Of Control On California Roads

Op-Ed Commentary: Don’t Let Robot Cars Go Out Of Control On California Roads

By Jamie Court, SPECIAL TO THE SACRAMENTO BEE

February 16, 2018

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article200374179.html

Self-driving cars cannot yet drive themselves. This is the unmistakable conclusion of new data from the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Californians Flood State Capitol to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Californians Flood State Capitol to Oppose Offshore Drilling

By Nick Cahill, COURTHOUSE NEWS

February 8, 2018

https://www.courthousenews.com/californians-flood-state-capitol-to-oppo…

SACRAMENTO (CN) – With the federal government plotting new offshore oil leases, California lawmakers and environmentalists have coalesced around a clear goal: Keeping big oil off California’s coastline.

Lobby Groups Spend Record $339 Million

Lobby Groups Spend Record $339 Million

By Patrick McGreevy, LOS ANGELES TIMES - SACRAMENTO WATCH BLOG

February 5, 2018

Fueled by activity from the oil industry attempting to influence the cap-and-trade debate, interest groups spent a record of more than $339 million lobbying California government officials last year.

The spending activity to influence elected officials and bureaucrats far exceeds the previous record of $314.7 million in 2015, new lobbying reports show.