Much needed Legal breakthrough for Google's self-driving car

Until now, any car without a human driver would not be considered roadworthy.
This is set to change, as Google’s self-driving car system could soon be given the same legal definition as a human driver, paving the way for vehicles without steering wheels or pedals.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – which sets rules and regulations on America’s roads – shared its thoughts in a letter to Google.

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Source – BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35539028)

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