Last month, we discussed in our Ontario car accident blog that self-driving cars are one step closer to being available to the public in California. Google has been the leader in testing self-driving cars, which many auto makers believe will eliminate distracted driving, i.e., texting while driving, talking on the phone while driving, etc. In fact, Google has been testing its self-driving cars in California for some time now. The self-driving cars being tested include cars with manual or traditional controls, as well as cars with no manual controls.
Back in July of this year, we shared Google's plan of rolling out self-driving cars in 2020. Google's self-driving Lexus cars were being tested in California, one of 4 states in the United States that allow auto makers to test self-driving cars. Two more auto manufacturers joined Google at the end of last month after the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued permits to Mercedes and Audi to test their self-driving cars in California.