Iowa Transportation Commission approves rules for driverless cars and trucks

We are getting closer to having driverless vehicles cruising on the streets of Iowa.

The state Transportation Commission approved the rules for automated vehicles at its meeting Tuesday. Daniel Yeh with the DOT says the rules apply to fully automated cars and trucks.

“We know that there’s a lot of vehicles out there now that have what we would be called advanced driver assist systems — things like lane-keeping and automatic stopping, and even some of your advanced adaptive cruise controls. So, these proposals and these rules really don’t impact anything like that,” Yeh explains.