The Nevada DMV issues First License for Self Driving Cars.
Google’s application to test the self-driving cards has been approved making Nevada the recipient of the first license.
Google was the first company to file an application with the department to test their autonomous system.
The self driving cars guide a vehicle, similar to auto-pilot, with little or no intervention from the human driver and will feature brand new red license plates with an infinity symbol. Once the autonomous cars are out of the test phase and on the market to the public, the plates will be green along with the infinity symbol.
“I felt using the infinity symbol was the best way to represent the ‘car of the future.’” Department Director Bruce Breslow said. “The unique red plate will be easily recognized by the public and law enforcement and will be used only for licensed autonomous test vehicles. When there comes a time that vehicle manufactures market autonomous vehicles to the public, that infinity symbol will appear on a green license plate.”
How cool is that?
I wonder if intoxicated people will be able to legally pilot the new devices!
Maybe toddlers will even be able to drive; just plug in the address and off the go!
Seriously though, it really is a great concept and is also a huge step forward in technology that Las Vegas is once again an integral part of.
The DMV said it hopes the moves will open the door to more companies who are developing similar technology, although with the amount of money needed, it certainly won’t attract small business’.
More information on how the self-driving cars work can be found here.