Instant Insights / Fasten Your Seatbelts: Driverless Cars Leaving the Law in the Dust

Some of us recall when electric windows were a big deal. At the touch of a button, the glass magically hummed up and down. No more cranking. But a car that drove itself? Now that was something out of a Walt Disney movie. In this Instant Insights package, we show you how the law is evolving as driverless cars merge into the mainstream. You’ll also find stories about legal battles popping up and what’s happening in California, the hub for much of the industry.


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Apple Headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. (Photo: achinthamb/Shutterstock.com) Apple Headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. (Photo: achinthamb/Shutterstock.com)

SACRAMENTO — The street race to develop and test autonomous vehicles ramped up this week when the California Department of Motor Vehicles granted Apple Inc. a license to test three driverless SUVs on state roads.

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