CLIP: So What’s the Future of Regulating Autonomous Vehicles in Austin?


A shot of one of Google’s driverless car prototypes at the Google Fiber Space in Austin on August 29, 2015. MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR./KUT

The president of General Motors now says plans with Lyft to bring a fleet of self-driving cars to Austin were only hypothetical. But, what kind of regulations do self-driving cars face in Texas?

Google already has its own self-driving cars on Austin’s streets, but, after multiple attempts at the state level, regulations for autonomous vehicles in Texas is likely to first materialize on the city level. (Full Story