Officials of the Department of Motor Vehicles in Nevada, California, said that they have issued Google the nation’s first licence to test an autonomous vehicle that does not require a driver on its public streets.
The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said that Nevada issued a special licence after demonstrations on state freeways, state highways, in Carson City neighbourhoods and on Las Vegas’ landmark Las Vegas Strip.
It is the first licence issued in US under new laws and regulations that put Nevada at the front of autonomous vehicle development, it said.
State DMV Director Bruce Breslow said that “I felt using the infinity symbol was the best way to represent the ‘car of the future. When there comes a time that vehicle manufactures market autonomous vehicles to the public, that infinity symbol will appear on a green license plate.”
Prior this year, Google said that it had securely concluded over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving.