|archmage||Date: Saturday, 18-February-2012, 6:18 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
|Nevada already legalized driverless cars back in June of last year, but there was no a legal framework in place for companies to test their vehicles. Now, Google and other technology firms have the green light to get on the road. |
This is not to suggest that Google has been waiting patiently for legal permission. They were awarded a U.S. patent for self-driving technology in December of last year, and they've been developing the technology since 2008. And they've been conducting tests on California roadways for months, logging roughly 200,000 miles. Without laws in existence to regulate the legality of that testing, this was a risky move -- but it has paid off. Now Google is a pioneer in the field, with cutting-edge technology that uses GPS maps, innovative sensors and backup safety mechanisms to prevent accidents.
Full article/source - http://www.ibtimes.com/article....m?cid=5