Nevada has become the first state in the United States to approve self-driving cars, a necessary step for Google’s vision to become a reality.
In a statement, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles said that its Legislative Commission today approved regulations allowing for the operation of self-driving vehicles on the state’s roadways. Nevada’s rules are the next step in a process began last June, when thestate passed a bill that required its DMV to draft the rules.
Autonomous test vehicles will display a red license plate, Nevada officials said. If and when the technology is approved for public use, the cars will carry a green license plate. Nevada’s standard licese plates are bluish-gray, with most of the license plate representing mountains fading into a yellowish sky.
AP reports that testers will have to post a $1-3 million bond