Nevada issues first license for diverless car
Carson City, NV, United States (AHN) – You might think you have had one too many or partied to hardy in Sin City, but chances are what you soon will be seeing is no illusion.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that the state of Nevada has become the first state to issue an autonomous license, and that the lucky recipient is no other than fabled internet search giant Google.
In 2011, Nevada state legislatures passed the first law in the nation to permit the testing of driverless cars.
State legislatures require that a person must be behind the wheel and another must be riding shot gun during tests. The driverless system permits a human driver to maintain control by stepping on the vehicle’s breaks or turning the wheel.
Google has been testing a fleet of some eight driverless vehicles and aims to market the technology to auto manufacturers. The futuristic system combines artificial intelligence software, a global positioning system and an assortment of sensors to navigate its way through traffic.
License plates issued for driverless cars will sport a red background and an infinity symbol.