Residents living in California are about to get a new benefit: automated robots will deliver takeaways to their doorsteps. Companies in demand from January 17, 2020, can apply for a license for self-driving delivery vehicles, according to the latest announcement by the California Institute of Motor Vehicles. It is understood that the licence is divided into two types of testing and commercial, and will be broken down according to the availability of drivers.
“The passage of these rules means that Californians will soon be able to receive goods from self-driving vehicles as long as the company meets the requirements,” said Steve Gordon, director of the California Auto Management Agency. “
Requirements for testing the driver include proving that the vehicle has been tested under controlled conditions, maintaining a training program for the driver, and ensuring that the driver has a complete record and is able to take over manual control. Requirements for driverless testing include certification of level 4 or 5 autonomous capabilities, remote operators, and a “law enforcement engagement program.”