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California Governor Brown signs bill clearing use of driverless cars on public roads

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    Google just chalked up one of the more important victories for driverless cars. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed bill SB1298 into law, formalizing the legal permissions and safety standards needed to let automated vehicles cruise on state-owned roads. While the bill lets anyone move forward with their plans, it's clear from the ceremony that local technology darling Google is the primary impetus for the measure: Brown visited Google's Mountain View headquarters to put ink to paper, and Google co-founder Sergey Brin oversaw the signing with his Google Glass eyewear on full display. If you're dying to see driverless vehicles become mainstays of the Golden State, the official act making that possible is already available to watch after the break.

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  2. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    This video is private
    Doh :p
  3. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Brown is a complete idiot. California has been in crisis for 30 years and he is worried about this ****? Figures.
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  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Yes but dealing with the big problems is no fun, much more fun to just keep spending money you don't have and act like your bureaucratic interference is somehow required in society so you can feel important and honored.
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  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Actually, if you think about it, this more or less helps because we already have a "law" for drivers with cellphones. So, this bill is more or less that whole "cause and effect" situation. The problem is, there isn't enough penetration of these driverless cars, yet. Well, not to the mainstream level, anyway.
  6. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Sacrifice California pays for being the technology leader for America, I guess. Maybe the Bible belt could pick up the slack and start paying more taxes, since the majority of those that don't pay any taxes live there?



  7. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    35 years of living in Ca and seeing it destroyed by bad government, extreme liberalism, high taxes, regulations out of control and failure to protect borders, was enough for me and thousands to leave. I miss my California but not the California of today. Ironically, I'm creating a new forum about this very subject. Should be up and running in a few weeks.
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    All of which shouldn't stop them from passing an act that would legalize driverless cars.

    Seeing as there has only been a push for it for a few months, there obviously hasn't been much time wasted on it.
  9. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Really? It shouldn't? Because I can think of a thousand different things they could have been working/voting on. I'm not sure how this bill would remotely help Ca major problems, like having no money or no viable school system.:)
  10. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Oh wait. that would mean that parents would have to actually parent their children instead of making Ca schools/teachers/taxpayers do it for them. Novel idea eh? LOL
  11. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    You are welcome to move to Alabama, where the right wing controls everything, the church gets more attention than schools and bingo and alcohol are the biggest threats to the people of the state.
  12. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

    Yes because liberals have done such a great job in states they run??? Ca, Ill..... Two of the most corrupt, broke states in the union? Pelosi, Obama = Cal and Ill... Gee not hard to see. And equally as bad as church (hypochristians) ruling ANYTHING. Yikes on both fronts. Funny though... Ca is the way it is because they can't quite get the concept that they can't spend more than they have coming in. It's called creating jobs not stupid bills that don't create jobs nor help the environment and so on. Brown is and will be a loser the second time around as well. A good moderate thinker is what Ca needs. Somewho who actually understands simple math! LOL
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Because the small amount of time and effort it's taken for this bill would have really done much for those issues, some of which are issues at a national level or can be blamed on the culture(s) in the United States.

    This will have an impact on technology, economy and will cut down on idiotic drivers (Which California seems to have a surplus of). There are stupider bills that get signed else where (Banning drink sizes for example) and have wasted much more time which could have been spent on larger issues.
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