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From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen. (Credit: Getty Images)

From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen. Alex Padilla and Google co-founder Sergey Brin exit a self-driving car at the Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012, in Mountain View, Calif. Brown signed a driverless car bill Tuesday.

Google's driverless car

California Jerry Brown rides a driverless car to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., where he signed a bill establishing safety and performance regulations to test and operate such vehicles in the state on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Google has been testing a fleet of such computer-controlled vehicles for several years.

From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen.
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From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen. Alex Padilla and Google co-founder Sergey Brin stand by a driverless car they arrived in at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012. Brown signed a driverless car bill Tuesday.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, front left, rides in
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California Gov. Jerry Brown, front left, rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Consumers may be able to own and operate a driverless car by 2017, according to Google. Several states have begun debating legislation on driverless cars.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin stands on stage during
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin stands on stage during an event at which California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill establishing regulations for driverless cars, at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, hands his pen
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California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, hands his pen to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, right, after signing a bill establishing regulations for driverless cars at Google headquarters as state Sen. Alex Padilla, left, looks on in Mountain View, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012.

From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen.
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From left, California Gov. Jerry Brown, state Sen. Alex Padilla and Google co-founder Sergey Brin exit a self-driving car at the Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012, in Mountain View, Calif. Brown signed a driverless car bill Tuesday.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin looks on during a
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012 in Mountain View, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing driverless cars to be tested on public roads.

California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on as Google
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California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on as Google co-founder Sergey Brin speaks during a news conference at Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012, in Mountain View, Calif. Brown signed a bill allowing driverless cars to be tested on public roads.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill allowing
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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill allowing driverless cars to be tested on public roads as state Sen. Alex Padilla and Google co-founder Sergey Brin look on at the Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012 in Mountain View, Calif.

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A camera on top of a Google self-driving
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A camera on top of a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 25, 2012.

A bicyclist rides by a Google self-driving car
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A bicyclist rides by a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012, in Mountain View, Calif.

A reporter looks at a Google self-driving car
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A reporter looks at a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012, in Mountain View, Calif.

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks as state Sen.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks as state Sen. Alex Padilla (far right) and Google co-founder Sergey Brin look on during a news conference on the driverless car bill Brown signed at the Google headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012 in Mountain View, Calif.

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