Google's autonomous car gets a driving license

Google self driving car- based on Toyota Prius
Google self driving car- based on Toyota Prius

A significant step towards an autonomous driving future

One of Google's Toyota Priuses has been given the first autonomous driving license in the United States.

Following the passage of an autonomous driving bill, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles tested the car and found it safe enough to be used on public roads.

As we have previously reported, Google's autonomous driving system uses a series of video cameras and sensors to drive without human intervention.

While Google has already revealed that they are looking for automotive partners, the DMV said other "car companies" are already seeking licenses to test their own technology.

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NightMage NightMage
May 11th, 2012 12:30pm
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Aditya.Ramesh Aditya.Ramesh
why do people encourage this,whats the point having a car when u cant drive it.Majority of people in u.s dont no how to stick shift now they r going to forget how to drive :c
May 10th, 2012 11:08pm
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RobertBrown RobertBrown
For people who become sick when driving alone, for blind r people to old to drive, the possibilities are endless.
Dec 29th, 2013 10:28am
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Siawa Siawa
I just wanna see what folks at TG has to say about it.
May 9th, 2012 5:41pm
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radmeister radmeister
Haven't they had a fleet of 10 of these running for almost 2 years now? Last I heard in over 1 million combined km there were only 2 no fault accidents. Which doesn't surprise me, multi-billion dollar company running a test car in LA the capital of BS lawsuits I'm surprised there weren't more people crashing into them trying to cash in.
May 9th, 2012 3:29pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
goddamn prius....
May 9th, 2012 5:12am
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AshleyTankard AshleyTankard
Oh hell. Watch out for articles titled "Automated Prius causes $100,000 damage to other vehicles" or "Stupid robot Nissan ran into my front yard and killed my dog" in the coming months.
May 9th, 2012 1:38am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
Google has too much money.
May 9th, 2012 12:16am
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