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California Mulls How To Regulate Driverless Cars

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Among the complex questions officials wanted to unravel:

How will the state know the cars are safe?

Does a driver even need to be behind the wheel?

Can manufacturers mine data from onboard computers to make product pitches based on where the car goes or set insurance rates on how it is driven?

Once the stuff of science fiction, driverless cars could be commercially available by decade's end. Before then, the DMV wants to decide how to integrate the cars — often called autonomous vehicles — onto public roads.

It does seem like there's more questions than answers right now.

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