America is finally ready to embrace self-driving cars (or California, at least), but Europe isn't as welcoming. The current laws, which are still an improvement from before, dictate that an autonomous vehicle must have controls that can be taken over by a human.

These rules aren't simpatico with the Google prototype that doesn't even have a steering wheel. BMW and Daimler AG are also working on autonomous vehicles, but the companies aren't optimistic about the European market right now. "The legislation is just not in place for us to be able to put these vehicles on the market," a BMW spokesman said. 

However, Europe could be a better market for autonomous cars overall, providing they do allow human control.

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European Self-Driving Cars Still Envision Driver Input If Needed

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