California Now Ready For Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles On Public Roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will soon allow light-duty autonomous vehicles to be tested in a commercial setting on public roads. That means that delivery vehicles weighing less than 10,001 pounds (which includes Class 1 and 2 passenger trucks and vehicles, small delivery vans, scooters and the like) will soon be delivering groceries, pizza and who knows what else in the Golden State. Obviously, Arizona has been cool with this for a while, which is why we’ve seen fully autonomous Waymo rides in that state already.

KRCR reports that California’s new rules are similar to what’s been allowed in the state so far, with distinctions for testing with a safety driver in the car, without anyone inside and whether or not the vehicles can be tested on public roads.