Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Self Driving Cars of Nevada

Nevada has yet another first on it's list. It now is the first state to form a legal code for autonomous cars. That's right, within the next couple of years, Nevada roads will be driven legally on by self driving cars.

The state has partnered with Google, car manufacturers, testing professionals, insurance companies, universities and law enforcement agencies to develop the regulations. Nevada expects to gain economically from the sales of the cars, and used that as a big reason to push the laws through.

There are the obvious safety concerns, though that is why so much time and effort is being put into the vehicles before mass production. But if, or now apparently when, they do start being mass produced, how long til President Obama begins complaining about jobs being taken from chauffeurs, as he has in the past about ATMs taking jobs from bankers.

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