Google Gets Approval for Self-driving Cars, The Future of Cars is Here
By on June 24th, 2011

Finally, after months of controlled testing, Google has been able to get a law passed that authorizes it to drive around an autonomous car. In reality, this law allows the Department of Transportation to form rules and laws for any autonomous driven car, hence approving of the Google cars in a way. This also assures that any car manufacturer can now bring out a similar technology without worrying about these issues.

The first time an autonomous car was spotted was in October last year and this law will go a long way into realizing this car as a regular consumer product.

Here is a clearer picture as offered on PCMag,

Nevada defines “autonomous vehicle” as a motor vehicle that uses artificial intelligence, sensors and global positioning system coordinates to drive itself without the active intervention of a human operator.

The law does not mean that self-driving cars will instantly be “street legal” next year. Instead, it tasks the Nevada DMV to come up with a series of regulations surrounding all aspects of ownership and operation of autonomous vehicles, some or all of which will undoubtedly be used as models for the rest of the country.

The automobile industry is extremely competitive but their use of computer technology has always maintained a slow growth. However, now that the Google car is out, another car-manufacturer Volkswagen is experimenting its own autonomous driving system and you can read about it here.

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