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Nevada Gives Self-Driving Cars The OK

Some time ago, Google approached the Nevada Capitol with a request to test their self-driving cars in The Silver State. Shortly after, Nevada teamed with insurance companies, universities, automobile manufacturers, and law enforcement to create regulations surrounding the use of autonomous cars. And now those regulations have been approved, making Nevada the first U.S. state to do so.

Google of course tested the cars in their home state of California, on over 140,000 miles of road. The cars use a combination of cameras, radar sensors, and a laser range finder to “see” where they’re going. BMW, Audi, and Toyota are also working on their systems. Alan Taub, the vice president of General Motors, predicts that autonomous driving will be a standard feature by 2020. And yet we will always have room to complain about the lack of flying cars.

via The Verge

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