The state of California recently updated its self-driving car regulations to allow completely driverless vehicles on public roads — no safety driver at all. This has already been happening in Arizona with Waymo’s pilot there, and it’s good to see this come to California, as well.
Part of this rollout is the requirement that driverless vehicles have the capacity for teleoperation, so that if they get into trouble, there is somebody remote who can move the vehicle to a safe space while help is on the way.
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