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Nevada first US state to approve self-driving cars

updated 04:30 pm EST, Fri February 17, 2012

Nevada first to allow autonomous vehicle testing

Nevada is the first US state that has approved the use of self-driving cars on its road system, such as those being developed by Google. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles' Legislative Commission approved the regulations earlier this week. The autonomous test vehicles will need to have a red license plate attached until green plates arrive and signal public use.

Officials from Nevada worked closely with Google, carmakers, testing professionals, insurance companies, universities, and Police agencies on developing the regulations. The next step in Nevada is to create licensing procedures for companies such as Google who want to test their vehicles in pilot programs in the real world.

Other states have developed bills that need to be approved for similar allowances.

Google has been officially performing its own testing of autonomous cars since 2010. It has a goal of one million miles of testing without an incident. Audi and Volkswagen are also working on autonomous cars, while GM has plans to bring them out by 2020. [via PCMag]







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  1. airmanchairman

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    The Poison Sky

    Here come the ATMOS automotive devices, through which The Sontaran Stratagem will eventually ensnare the world:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poison_Sky

    Said the Doctor: "Do you know how many cars there are on planet Earth? 800 million. Imagine that. If you could control them, you'd have 800 million weapons".

    Thank you, Google!

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