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If you thought the birth of self-driving cars would be an easy one, think again. As it turns out, it’s anything but.
In mid-December, the state of California published a summary draft of autonomous-vehicle-deployment regulations, which could be enacted on as early as 2016.
The draft regulations contain provisions that, among other things, would require that the operator of any autonomous vehicle “must be a licensed driver who possesses an autonomous vehicle operator certificate issued by the DMV.”