Sunday, 24 August 2014

Drive That Driverless Car, Driver, DRIVE!

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California, knows how legislate! (Roger Troutman, Never)

After the news that Google's Self-Driving Car will be tested on British roads next year, the California DMV have enforced a new law saying that, if the big G want to test out their invention in The Golden State, they'll have to put in manual controls for the car in case of malfunction. The rules will take effect on September 16th, and, in my opinion, this is a good call. If the British government makes a decision, you should make the OPPOSITE of that decision.

Anyways, this will in no way grind the progress of Google's futuristic Beetle-thing to a halt, as this law only takes effect on public Californian roads. Still, Google aren't stupid, so they've decided to start developing a steering wheel and pedals, they told the Wall Street Journal. This will probably delay the testing on British roads, though, so don't expect these cars to be available to the consumer for at least 5 years. 

What do you guys think? Are you getting skeptical about Google's car? Tell us in the comments below!

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