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Editorial: If we don't plan for them, autonomous vehicles could make our car-dominated transit system even worse

The prospect of self-driving robot cars has often seemed like a futurist's dream, years away from materializing in the real world. Well, the future is apparently now. Actually, next month.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing permits in April for companies to test truly self-driving cars on public roads. Up to this point, California has required autonomous vehicles to have an operator behind the wheel, ready to take control if

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