To Let Self-Driving Cars Go Anywhere, You Must Train Them Everywhere
For a moment there, Arizona was the place for autonomous vehicles learning to drive. It's a logical starting point for experimental tech—still in its wobbly, Bambi legs stage—that likes warm weather, little rain, and wide open roads. It’s easier for their complicated sensors to “see” there, you see. Arizona is, in other words, a lot like California, without the aggressive Department of Motor Vehicles and its pesky regulations. Governor Doug Ducey has directed all state agencies to make it as easy as possible for fully self-driving cars to test in Arizona, no permitting or reporting required.