Nevada approves regulations for self-driving cars
February 16, 2012
RENO, Nev. – Nevada is becoming the first of the U.S. states to regulate self-driving vehicles on its roadways.
The state’s legislative commission on Wednesday approved regulations that were vetted by car manufacturers, insurance companies, law enforcement officials and others.
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Director Bruce Breslow says the motor vehicles department is now developing licensing procedures for companies that want to test self-driving cars in Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval test-drove a self-driving Toyota Prius in July. The car being developed by Google Inc. uses radar, sensors and computers that allow the vehicle to drive itself, though human drivers can override the autopilot function.
Breslow says self-driving test cars will use red license plates.