How Apple and Tesla want California to change proposed self-driving car rules

Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. are among the companies, cities, business and civic entities and individuals that have asked California regulators to make changes in the state’s proposed policies on self-driving cars.

Apple’s letter, dated Tuesday, said the company is “investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation,” and that it is “excited” about the future of automation in many areas, including transportation.

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Among other requests, Apple AAPL, -0.10% asked the state to change the way it requires the reporting of disengagement, or instances where human drivers had to take control of test self-driving cars.

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