Robot Cars To Get California Licenses

The new licenses will officially legalize self-driving vehicles like Google’s fleet of Priuses and Lexuses that have now logged some 700,000 miles in test runs, including shuttling some Google employees to work in something other than a bus. The licenses will only cost $150 and will cover up to 10 vehicles and 20 test drivers. According to the DMV’s license terms only designated employees of select vehicle manufacturers can apply. Google, of course, has the most high-profile robo-fleet, but it seems we’re still a long ways off from Sergey Brin’s dream of hands-free driving for everyone.