Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California

California becomes the third state to permit vehicles that drive themselves to operate on public roads…

However, California follows Nevada and Florida in legalizing driverless cars: Nevada passed a law in June 2011 allowing autonomous vehicles to operate within the state. The law became effective in March, and in May, a Google self-driving car was the first to receive a license to operate under the law. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed autonomous vehicle legislation in April. Similar legislation is under consideration in Hawaii and Oklahoma.