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May 7, 2012
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Nevada issues first self-driving car license

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has approved Google's license application to test autonomous vehicles on Nevada public roads. It is the first license issued in the United States under new laws and regulations that put Nevada at the forefront of autonomous vehicle development.

After drive testing demonstrations along freeways, state highways and neighborhoods both in Carson City and the busy Las Vegas Strip, the department's Autonomous Review Committee met to review Google's safety plans, employee training, system functions and accident reporting mechanisms. The committee approved the application and is now creating the state's first autonomous testing business license and …

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The Record Courier Updated May 13, 2012 10:03PM Published May 7, 2012 06:33PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.