NYC Mayor Eric Adams greenlights self-driving cars

Self-driving cars will soon be zipping around New York City, but they won’t be without supervision. 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has given his approval for several autonomous vehicle companies to deploy cars, but he is mandating these vehicles be accompanied by a person behind the wheel in case of an emergency.

“This technology is coming whether we like it or not, so we’re going to make sure that we get it right,” Adams said in a statement. “If we do, our streets can be safer, and our air could be cleaner.”

On Thursday, he released requirements for companies to begin the testing phase of the autonomous vehicles driving on the road.

Safety drivers will be required to submit background checks and complete training on the vehicles they will be testing. The city is also requiring
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