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California paves way to let self-driving taxis charge for rides


Regulators in California have given the go ahead for self-driving taxis to charge riders for their services. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved two programs: the Drivered Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Program and the Driverless Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Program, The Verge reports. According to the report, these programs now permit self-driving taxi operators to “offer passenger service, shared rides, and accept monetary compensation for rides in autonomous vehicles.” [Read: Neural’s market outlook for artificial intelligence in 2021 and beyond] As part of the programs, companies that launch self-driving taxi services will need to submit quarterly reports to the CPUC…

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