For now, yes.
Come September, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin granting licenses to select driverless cars and their human co-pilots, which will make it a bit less legally iffy as to whether or not they’re actually allowed to be on a public road.
The good news: The license will only cost $150 a pop, and that covers 10 vehicles and up to 20 test drivers.
The bad (but probably actually good) news: You probably can’t get one, so don’t go trying to make your own Googlecar just yet.
The terms of the license are (as you might hope, in these early days) pretty strict.
Some of the terms:
- Only designated employees of select autonomous vehicle manufacturers can apply
- The car needs to be insured for at least $5,000,000 against personal injury, death, or property damage.
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