Google Maps the Future: California Gov. Signs Law that Allows Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

California governor Jerry Brown signed a law that permits self-driving cars on the state's public roads.

The signing ceremony took place at Google’s Mountain View headquarters with the governor sitting on the passenger side of an autonomous Toyota Prius. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and State Senator Alex Padilla were in the back seats and company engineer Chris Urmson behind the wheel as the Prius drove itself.

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