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Sep 25, 2012 12:51 PM

California Governor To Approve Driverless Cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) - California's governor plans to sign legislation that will open the way for driverless cars in the state.

Representatives say Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the legislation Tuesday at the headquarters of Google, which has been developing autonomous car technology and lobbying for the legislation.

Google's fleet of driverless cars has logged more than 300,000 miles (482,780 kilometers) of self-driving on California roads.

Autonomous cars use computers, sensors and GPS technology to operate independently. Supporters say they have the potential to make roads safer, pointing out that nearly all car accidents are a result of human error.

The bill would establish safety and performance regulations for autonomous vehicles.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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