New legislation pending in the California legislature (AB 2866) would permit the testing of vehicles without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator, and even without a human inside at all. More specifically, the law would require the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of the California Highway Patrol to conduct a pilot project in conjunction with one or more manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to test the safety and feasibility of operating autonomous vehicles on public roads. The bill would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to select 3 counties in which to conduct the pilot project and to contract with local law enforcement agencies to participate in the pilot project in each county. The bill would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to report the results of the pilot project to the Legislature on or before July 1, 2018. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2019. The bill was amended by the author (Assemblyman Gatto) on March 18, 2016 and re-referred to the Committee on Transportation.