California just opened the floodgates for self-driving cars

California regulators have voted to allow self-driving car companies Waymo and Cruise to offer 24/7 paid taxi services in San Francisco, removing most limitations on operating and charging for rides. This decision marks a significant development for the autonomous transportation industry and could pave the way for broader adoption of self-driving technology. Companies like Amazon and Google have been experimenting with self-driving vehicles, and California has become a major testing ground for autonomous cars, with over 40 companies holding permits for testing. However, concerns have been raised about safety, traffic disruptions, and the potential impact on jobs and society. Despite the expansion of autonomous vehicles, experts caution that widespread adoption of self-driving cars may still be years away.