A remote operator is
|“||a natural person who: possesses the proper class of license for the type of test vehicle being operated; is not seated in the driver's seat of the vehicle; engages and monitors the autonomous vehicle; is able to communicate with occupants in the vehicle through a communication link. A remote operator may also have the ability to perform the dynamic driving task for the vehicle or cause the vehicle to achieve a minimal risk condition.||”|
- Cal. Code of Regs., Tit. 13, Div. 1, Ch. 1, §3.7 ("Testing of Autonomous Vehicles"), ¶227(n).