California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., front left, rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
The D.C. Council will consider a bill that would allow self-driving cars on the streets of the District, according to the Associated Press. Three states — Nevada, California and Florida — have already authorized driverless cars on their streets.
Google is developing a fleet of these "autonomous vehicles," and the company expects them to be available commercially within a decade. The D.C. bill was introduced by D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who took a ride in one of google's vehicles earlier this year.
Representatives from several companies, including Volvo, are among those schedulded to testify at today's hearing on the driverless cars.