California licenses handful of self-driving cars, most from Google

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    JohnM Well-Known Member

    LOS ANGELES -- Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

    That changed Tuesday, when the agency required self-driving cars to be registered and issued testing permits that let three companies dispatch 29 vehicles onto freeways and into neighborhoods -- with a human behind the wheel in case the onboard equipment makes a bad decision.

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