Google Lobbies Nevada to Legalize AI Driverless Cars

May 10th, 2011

Why not? Google already knows where you want to go. Why shouldn’t they be able to drive you there?

From the Times:

Google, a pioneer of driverless cars, is quietly lobbying for legislation that would make Nevada the first state where they could be legally operated on public roads.

And yes, the proposed legislation would include an exemption from the ban on distracted driving to allow occupants to send text messages while sitting behind the wheel.

The two bills, which have received little attention outside Nevada’s Capitol, are being introduced less than a year after the giant search engine company acknowledged that it was developing cars that could be safely driven without human intervention.