- Sep 5, 2023
For individuals actively engaged in the development and deployment of self-driving trucks in California, a pivotal legislative development has emerged. AB 316, a bill recently passed by the state Legislature, has the potential to significantly impede the progress of autonomous trucks. It imposes a restriction on self-driving trucks weighing over 10,000 pounds, barring them from operating on public roads without a human driver until 2029. Many are advocating for Governor Gavin Newsom to veto this bill, emphasizing that decisions regarding the safety and deployment of such vehicles should be entrusted to the state Department of Motor Vehicles and other relevant agencies. This bill not only raises concerns about safety but also underscores worries about the potential impact on employment within the trucking industry. To gain a deeper understanding of this legislative development, we invite you to peruse the full article available here.
- California, United States