The road has been cleared for a bill that would regulate autonomous vehicles.
Senators unanimously agreed to pass Senate Bill 219, which would require the operators of self-driving cars to adhere to certain insurance requirements and to register such vehicles with the state.
“These cars are going to save lives; they’re going to reduce DUIs and reduce fatalities on our state and local roads,” said Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch, the bill’s sponsor.
Gooch said the bill has the support of traditional manufacturers, technology companies and ride-share companies.
The bill, which passed 53-0, now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal.