Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Could It Possibly Make the Beltway Any Worse?

Nevadans will soon see driverless cars being tested on streets and highways.

Google received the first license Monday from the state Department of Motor Vehicles to test the autonomous vehicles. It is believed to be the first such license issued in the country.

The 2011 Legislature passed the first law in the nation to permit testing of driverless cars. But state regulations require a person behind the wheel and one in the passenger’s seat during tests.

“It’s still a work in progress,” said Tom Jacobs, a DMV spokesman. “The system regulates the brakes, accelerator and steering.”
Having one working brain directing the car would be an improvement over many of the cars I see in the morning commuting to Washington DC.

And because it's barely relevant:

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