Texas Confirms Legality Of Autonomous Car Tests

Autonomous vehicles have been driving around Texas for months due to them not being explicitly banned, but that has also left them with an unclear legal status. Now, governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill that explicitly makes autonomous vehicle tests legal in the state.

This will encourage companies in the tech and automobile industries to come to Texas for testing.

Included in the rules is a requirement that video be recorded from autonomous vehicles. They must also carry insurance and obey all existing traffic laws. The regulations don't clearly state when a human needs to be inside.