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Will self-driving cars have to pass road tests?

Bill Snyder | Oct. 26, 2015
The autonomous cars of the future may need to pass driver's license tests before they hit the road, according to researchers.

Although each state has its own set of requirements for drivers' licenses, the federal government has the power to set national standards for vehicles. A licensing requirement for autonomous vehicles could be established at the national level, though it would need to take state laws into account, according to Spivak.

The notion of licenses for cars also raises another intriguing question: If a self-driving car drives too fast or blows through a stop sign, who gets the ticket?


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