Completely driverless cars could hit California roads as early as next June, if not sooner

For some time, people have wondered when completely driverless cars — the kind devoid of human operators — would appear on California roads.

The state’s residents now have a likely answer, one that suggests they could arrive as early as June 2018, and possibly even sooner, officials said.

That’s when driverless test vehicles may be allowed to operate on roads and pick up human passengers (as long as they don’t have to pay), according to a revised version of proposed regulations released Wednesday by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Before they can be approved, the regulations will be subject to a public comment period that ends Oct. 25 and then submitted to the state…

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