Driverless Cars Now Legal For Test Driving In Nevada

Back in June of 2011, the Nevada legislature, at Google’s behest, told their DMV to come up with rules to allow driverless cars to roam the highways. Now those rules are finally in place and beginning March 1st, companies can apply for robotic driver licenses — for testing purposes only. The robotic test cars will have red license plates, but the Nevada DMV also prepared for a future when robotic cars will be sold to the public: general-use robotic cars will have neon-green license plates.

 

Autonomous Prius at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

 

In the past few months, three more states have been considering laws that would follow Nevada’s lead: Florida is poised to be next, followed by Hawaii and Oklahoma.

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From NPR and The Orlando Sentinel

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