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Google granted license for ‘self-driven cars’
Date Listed: 07/05/2012
For some time now Google has been looking to establish driverless car technology, and it appears it has come one step closer.
The internet giant has been granted the nation’s first autonomous vehicle license by Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles. It has been reported that the license was obtained after officials took a ride in the modified Toyota Prius. The issuing of a license means that Google will be able to carry out further tests on Nevada’s public roads and the car will be allocated red Nevada License plates with a Greek infinity symbol intended to alert other motorists that the vehicle is computer controlled.
Google’s self driven cars utilize radar sensors, a laser range sensor and video cameras mounted to the roof to “see” other traffic.
The general public will not be able to obtain a self-driven vehicle license just yet; however this is Google’s eventual aim.