KTVU Fox 2: California 'Waymo' bill aims to give cities more authority over self-driving car companies

A bill aimed at granting California cities increased authority over self-driving car companies is gaining momentum statewide. This move comes amidst the expansion of services by autonomous vehicle giant Waymo into San Mateo County. 

Earlier this month, Waymo received approval from state regulators to extend its services beyond San Francisco into San Mateo County and suburban areas of Los Angeles. 

Currently, the California Department of Motor Vehicles and the Public Utilities Commission are the primary bodies responsible for granting companies like Waymo permission to operate. 

California Senate Bill 915 proposes to empower cities to issue their own local permits for self-driving car companies. 

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