Future Cars In CA… No Drivers Needed

Companies testing self-driving vehicles in California, say their cars have driven more than 4 million miles during the past year.

Fifty companies have valid permits from the DMV to test autonomous vehicles, as long as there is a human being in the car, who can take over if and when the automated technology fails. Four more companies have been approved by the DMV in 2022.

Seven companies have permits to test self-driving cars without a human being in the car…meaning their is no one available to take the wheel or slam on the brakes if the computer-controlled car goes haywire on the road. Three more companies are permitted to that type of testing in 2022.


Motion blur shot of a sports car driving fast on a mountain road.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR