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Google self-driving car gets a Californian thumbs up

26 September 2012

California has become the latest state in the US to allow testing of Google's self-driving cars on the roads, with the proviso that a passenger is present as a safety measure.

State governor, Jerry Brown signed the autonomous-vehicles bill into law on Tuesday (25 September) in the presence of Google co-founder Sergey Brin and State Senator Alex Padilla, who authored the bill. Mr Brin hopes that self-driving cars will be driven on public roads within five years.

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