If the state's proposed annual budget ends up being approved, then self-driving vehicle testing in New York State will reportedly become legal. To be more specific here, the new proposed budget is a measure that would temporarily pause the state's law that drivers must always have at least one hand on the wheel — a law which has been in place for 45 years or so, and that has prevented testing in the state to date. [Read More]
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New York May Allow Self-Driving Car Testing In 2018April 9th, 2017 by James AyreIf the state’s proposed annual budget ends up being approved, then self-driving vehicle testing in New York State will reportedly become legal.
If this happens, then self-driving vehicle developers will have another difficult and unique driving environment to test their tech in, adding to San Francisco, etc.
After the measure expires in April 2018, both agencies will release a joint report in June 2018 analyzing self-driving tech’s effect on safety, traffic and emergency services.
Or, probably more accurately, whose self-driving tech is competent enough to deal with New York City.
It would stand to reason that if a company’s self-driving vehicles can handle San Francisco, they can handle New York City, but who knows?
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