California bill to have human drivers ride in autonomous trucks is vetoed by governor
Monday, September 25, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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FILE - Matt Grigsby, senior program engineer at Otto, takes his hands off the steering wheel of a self-driving, big-rig truck during a demonstration on the highway, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in San Francisco. Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have required human drivers to be onboard self-driving trucks, a measure that union leaders and truck drivers said would save hundreds of thousands of jobs. The legislation vetoed Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, night would have banned self-driving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms), vehicles from UPS delivery vans to massive big rigs, from operating on public roads unless a human driver is on board. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)