Legislation opens Iowa roads for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are one turn of the wheel closer to rolling down Iowa highways. The Iowa House joined the Senate in approving legislation paving the way for driverless-capable vehicles without a human driver to operate on Iowa roads if it meets certain conditions. Although it may be years before fully autonomous vehicles are in use, lawmakers said Senate File 302 would create basic regulations for automated vehicles, including rules on operation, insurance, and a driver or owner liability in the event of a collision…