autonomous vehicles The autonomous vehicles are not equipped with a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator (credit: Noah Berger).

SAN RAMON, CA—After a lengthy approval and pre-testing phase, testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads will begin at Bishop Ranch, according to Contra Costa Transportation Authority/CCTA and GoMentum Station. This is the first time the California Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed shared autonomous vehicles to travel on public roads in the state.