The Nevada state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) approved on Monday the first autonomous vehicle license in USA after officials rode Google’s self-driven cars on highways. The state also has plans to eventually license autonomous vehicles owned by the members of the public.
The DMV licensed a Toyota Prius that Google modified with its experimental driver-less technology, developed by Stanford professor and Google Vice President Sebastian Thrun.
Google’s self-driven cars rely on video cameras, radar sensors, lasers, and a database of information collected from manually driven cars to help navigate.
The vast majority of vehicle accidents are due to human error. Through the use of computers, sensors and other systems, an autonomous vehicle is capable of analyzing the driving environment more quickly and operating the vehicle more safely.
Other car companies are also seeking self-driven car licenses in Nevada,.