Robotaxis Can Now Collect Cash Money From Passengers In California

More than a dozen companies have long been approved to test out self-driving cars in California. Now, they can also charge passengers if they launch a robotaxi service.

On Thursday, November 19, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved both the ability to launch robotaxi services and charge for them after many months of these companies — such as Cruise, Waymo, Aurora Innovation,, and Zoox — lobbying for such policies.

Of course, the companies still have to jump through various stacks of paperwork in order to be granted such approvals, but all in time.