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Nevada Authorizes “Driverless” Cars On Public Roads

Nevada Authorizes “Driverless” Cars On Public Roads
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The State of Nevada becomes the first in the world to fully legalize autonomous vehicles in public thoroughfares.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 27 june 2011

The legislature of the State of Nevada has recently passed Assembly Bill 511, which authorizes the use of autonomous or “driverless” cars. Quietly lobbied by Google, a pioneer in autonomous cars, the new law assigns the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) the task of plotting performance and safety standards, along with designated areas to test driverless cars. This makes Nevada the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize operations of driverless cars on public roads.

Full Text of Assembly Bill 511

[via Geekosystem]

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