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Google's autonomous car computers will now be considered drivers thanks to ruling

Google's autonomous car computers will now be considered drivers thanks to ruling

Jacob Kleinman

Google’s run into plenty of legal red tape in its quest to bring self-driving cars to the mainstream. However, a recent ruling from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) should help speed up the entire process significantly. The computers that control Google’s self-driving cars will now be legally considered “drivers,” according to the NHTSA (via MIT Technology...