California has handed out 29 permits for self-driving cars from companies like Google, Audi, and Mercedes. The permits allow the autonomous cars to be tested out on the state's roads, and state officials hope this will help the developing industry while also keeping California at the forefront of technological advancements. But how does the average driver feel about it? Glenn and Pat weighed in on radio Wednesday morning.
"Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation. The potential safety and mobility benefits are enormous," said Jean Shiomoto, director of the California DMV.
"Testing on public roads is one step to developing this technology, and the DMV is excited in facilitating the advancement of autonomous vehicles in California," she added.
Google received 25 of the 29 permits issued, with Audi and Mercedes each getting two.
Pat wasn't a fan of the news.
"I don't want to be anywhere near a self-driving car," he said.
Glenn couldn't resist making fun of Pat's technophobia, adopting an old man's voice and mocking his love for the horse and buggy.
Of course, he quickly turned to Jeffy and said in a phony whisper (which Pat could clearly overhead), "Jeffy, I don't want to be around any of those self-driving cars. Don't tell Pat."