California Passes Bill for Autonomous Vehicle Standards
May 22, 2012 12:29 PM
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California Senate Bill 1298 passed in a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 37-0 in the State Senate
The state of California passed a bill today that will allow for the preparation of standards for the
use of autonomous vehicles
California Senate Bill 1298 passed in a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 37-0 in the State Senate today. The bill, which was created by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), will set the stage for a set of performance and safety standards for the use of autonomous vehicles in the state.
These standards would be used by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to determine how autonomous vehicles would operate on California roads and highways. Autonomous vehicles will have to meet federal and state safety standards, and a licensed driver will have to be in the car at all times. Also, CHP and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer recommendations for the use of these vehicles.
Google's autonomous Toyota Prius [Source: Motor Authority]
"Thousands of Californians tragically die in auto accidents each year," said Padilla. "The vast majority of these collisions are due to human error. Through the use of computers, sensors and other systems, an autonomous vehicle can analyze the driving environment more quickly and accurately and can operate the vehicle more safely."
Computer-controlled cars will not only help drivers avoid accidents, but will also
prevent traffic congestion
on highways in many cities. However, automaker Honda Motor Co. recently collaborated with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo to create a driving assistant that tracks the driving behavior of the vehicle and calculates whether this pace could cause a traffic jam.
Other U.S. states, including Arizona, Florida, Hawaii and Oklahoma, are considering the testing of autonomous vehicles as well.
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5/23/2012 1:32:00 PM
You sound like a rather bitter person. Typing mistakes happen, such as your disregard for the proper use of commas hampering your grammar and readability. I'd rather take a test of intelligence by evaluating the usefulness of your logic and the validity of your arguments, rather than care about your typing or grammar.
So, with that said, what have you contributed? If cars could drive autonomously, would not everyone still have to go through the same driver's ed. classes as now, to be able to handle situations where manual control is necessary or wanted? Obviously that would be the case. And people of "lower" intelligence would be the least likely to use a car manually, as the convenience of autonomous driving would be particularly alluring. Heck, convenience is something that's universally alluring to everyone.
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