By Rachel Graf
Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 1:58 PM EDT) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that will officially allow self-driving vehicles to operate freely on state roads, with or without human supervision.
Though there weren’t any prior regulations against autonomous vehicles in Texas, Republican Sen. Kelly Hancock’s Senate Bill 2205, effective in September, explicitly ensures that these automakers will be able to innovate in the state’s driverless realm.
“The Texas economy fosters innovation,” Hancock said in a statement when the bill was passed by the Texas Senate Transportation Committee in April. “Automotive technology…