The next time you're cut off in traffic, it might be the car, not the human driver that did it!
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this week approved a set of rules and regulations for testing autonomous vehicles, otherwise known as self-driving cars. There was a public hearing held back in January, after which the DMV delivered final testing regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for approval. Regulations were then written up this week and will become effective on September 16, 2014.
A software developer who received a citation for wearing Google Glass while driving was found not guilty by San Diego County Traffic Court Commissioner John Blair. The ticket was issued to Cecilia Abadie on October 29 after being pulled over for speeding while driving along Interstate 15. In addition to speeding, she was cited for "Driving with monitor visible to driver (Google Glass)."
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Pepsi conspired with professional NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon to film a new ad featuring him taking a Chevy Camaro for a test ride, but with a twist. In the ad, Gordon dons a disguise so that he's hardly recognizable as a celebrity. He walks into the dealership acting like a timid middle-aged man who's perhaps in over his head trying to handle car with the get-up-and-go of a V8 Camaro. Hilarity ensues as he takes the seemingly unsuspecting car salesman for the ride of his life.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is calling for the first-ever nationwide ban of cell phone use for any reason while behind the wheel of an automobile. The proposed ban would outlaw the use of all personal electronic devices (PEDs, except those designed to support the driving task) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia while operating a motor vehicle, a controversial safety recommendation with unanimous support from NTSB's Board.