Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Road tests of driverless cars have been given the OK by the Italian parliament, an important step towards the development of autonomous vehicles in the country. [Read More]

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Photo: Justin Tallis/AFPRoad tests of driverless cars have been given the OK by the Italian parliament, an important step towards the development of autonomous vehicles in the country.
The newly published decree doesn't mean that just anyone can take to the roads in one of the smart vehicles, but does give the Italian transport ministry the ability to authorize tests of driverless cars on the country's roads.
This is in contrast to in California in the US, where state authorities in February authorized the use of fully driverless cars.
The ministry further announced that a Smart Road Observatory would be set up to monitor how the decree was put into effect.
Italian-American car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler announced last year that it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, and has also partnered with Google spin-off Waymo to help expand its fleet of driverless cars.

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Source: Thelocalitaly