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New Bill Could Put Self-Driving Vehicles On Florida Streets Soon

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A bill on its way to Governor Ron DeSantis comes with the possibility of human-less self-driving cars hitting the Sunshine State's streets in the near future.

The Senate unanimously passed the bill with no debate on Wednesday, a move that could pave the way for companies like Uber and Lyft to deploy fleets of driverless vehicles.

The measure also sets up insurance parameters for on-demand ride companies that use self-driving cars.

The House unanimously passed the measure last week. The measure updates current law that allows self-driving vehicles if a person is in the car as a backup.

House sponsor Rep. Jason Fischer has said he wants Florida to be a leader in allowing the new technology on state roadways.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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