The bill by Sen. Kelly Hancock, a North Richland Hills Republican, mandates that autonomous vehicles comply with national traffic codes. The state could also supersede local regulations made to accommodate self-driving cars.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Child Found Dead In Street In Dallas Neighborhood
The House passed Hancock’s measure via voice vote Saturday. It unanimously cleared the Senate last month, but House changes now send it back there.READ MORE: Police: Missing Tiger In Houston Found Safe, Healthy
Google has tested self-driving cars in Austin, where city officials embraced technology that in the past was slowed by regulations in the company’s home state of California.
Hancock’s bill also requires self-driving cars to be equipped with data-recording systems and to stop and notify “proper authorities” after crashes.MORE NEWS: DFW Weather: Forecast Has Rain Chances Every Day This Upcoming Week
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