Google’s self driving car gets green light in Nevada
Google has been given the go ahead to test its self driving cars on American roads.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday issued the company with the first license to test its self driving cars on the county's public streets, after demonstrations proved it to be extremely safe.
Google claims the car, which utilises video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to 'see' other traffic, has racked up more than 200,000 miles with no accidents, other than a minor bump at traffic lights from a car behind.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is now creating the state's first autonomous testing business license and license plates for Google. The plates displayed on the test vehicle are expected to have a red background and feature an infinity symbol on the left side.
"I felt using the infinity symbol was the best way to represent the 'car of the future'," said department director Bruce Breslow. "The unique red plate will be easily recognised 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."
Reports suggest Google is looking to get the concept up and running for public use within the next decade.
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