California to Issue Driving Licenses to Robots – IEEE Spectrum

California to Issue Driving Licenses to Robots – IEEE Spectrum.

“Google recently reported that its fleet of self-driving cars has traveled a combined 700 000 miles without human assistance. That’s way more experience than you or I had before we got behind the wheel for our road tests. So it stands to reason that autobahn automatons will soon be granted driving privileges. But the licenses California says it plans to issue to robots will be the equivalent of learner’s permits—that is, a digital driver must be under the watchful supervision of a licensed and insured human driver”

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