CATEGORIESAUGUST 26, 2014
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is now requiring car manufacturers to fit manual control devices in all automatic cars, even test ones, before driving them on public roads. These devices include a steering wheel and a brake pedal to allow drivers to take control of the car in case of unforeseen but inevitable circumstances.
This new road-safety regulation by the DMV in Google's home state has parked the company's one hundred test cars until they can be properly fitted with the necessary parts. The future weeps for progress lost thanks to a little knee-jerk rule-making.