Google wants Nevada to be the first state with self-driving cars

Summary:The company is currently trying to make Nevada the first state to allow self-driving cars on its roads. Vegas, here we come.

Self-driving cars may soon be making their way to the Vegas Strip, courtesy of Google.

The company is currently trying to make Nevada the first state to allow self-driving cars on its roads. The move could result in a variety of interesting applications, including cars that park themselves and automated taxis that can move inebriated Vegas revelers from casino to casino.

Google says that its efforts will also alter the way people use their cars, allowing for both increased fuel savings as well as improved driving practices.

Google announced its plans last October, revealing at the time that its automated vehicles had already logged 140,000 miles on California roads. Accompanied by a pair of Google employees, some vehicles had driven a thousand miles without human intervention.

[Via NYT]

Topics: Google

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