Prior to this new announcement, only Google and automotive supplier Continental have been granted such licenses by the state of Nevada.
Some may have expressed skepticism at Google's famously outspoken Eric Schmidt earlier this year when he predicted that self-driving cars would become the "predominant mode of transportation in our lifetime." But now it appears such a reality is closer than any of us imagined.
Google's self-driving cars are on the up and up. Google revealed today that its dozen of self-driving cars have collectively driven over 300,000 miles without any accidents, paving the way the towards a safer future on the road.
We filter through a ton of futuristic technologies every day here at DVICE, but one advancement that keeps getting overlooked is the self-driving car by Google. When can we let our cars take the wheel, KITT-style? Google's chairman Eric Schmidt, thinks driving cars will be the norm in our lifetime.
Nevada is officially the first state to make self-driving cars (as made famous by Google) a legal presence on roads. There are conditions, of course, but the director of the Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles ushered in the announcement with a hopeful, "Nevada is the first state to embrace what is surely the future of automobiles."
Remember how Nevada was considering a law to allow self-driving vehicles on the state's roads? Well, the law passed, but we still don't have any proper self-driving cars to take advantage of it. With a system such as the one Volkswagen is testing, we may be closer.
Our hopes of one day having flying cars may be more or less dead, but we're still crossing our fingers for vehicles that drive themselves. So is Google — in a big way, in fact. The company is lobbying Nevada to be the first state to allow self-driving, autonomous cars.
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The idea of a car that drives itself has been kicking around for a while — especially as an automated urban people-mover — and that's exactly what designer Kubik Petr's robo-taxi is designed for. Looking a little bit like a...
The folks over at MIT have put together a robotic wheelchair that can pull off a neat trick: Just tell it where you want to go, and it'll take you there. The wheelchair will map out whatever building it's in...