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Ready or Not, Autonomous Vehicles Are Here. Lawmakers Try To Keep Up

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A Waymo vehicle drives through Downtown San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 2, 2023. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/SF Chronicle/POOL)

Driverless cars and trucks are expanding their reach, despite pushback from critics – including organized labor, regulators and some local governments.

Scott and Marisa spoke with KQED transportation editor Dan Brekke about several bills that aim to regulate the autonomous vehicle industry.

Plus, the impact on commuters after this week’s pro-Palestinian demonstrations shut down traffic on Bay Area bridges and freeways.


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