Democrats defy Newsom by sending bill banning self-driving trucks to governor's desk
The California Senate passed a bill banning heavy-duty autonomous vehicles on state highways without a driver despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-CA) diverting from his party by opposing the legislation.
Assembly Bill 316 passed on Monday in the state Senate in a 36-2 vote and is headed to Newsom’s desk for a signature. Driverless trucks that weigh 10,000 pounds to 80,000 pounds must have a human safety operator on board if Newsom signs the legislation, a blow to the autonomous truck industry.