Google to Deploy Driverless Cars in Nevada

If you were wondering when you might see a search engine giant get its hands dirty and start creating car systems, wonder no more, that moment is upon us. Keen of the idea of entering the auto industry for some time now, Google is currently searching for the best locations to start testing its first project, the driverless cars. And word is that location has been found: Nevada.

One major hitch stands between Google and its dream of seeing cars like Toyota Prius roaming on public streets with no driver on board: legislation. Since, so far, no state in the world allows robotic cars to drive around in your neighborhood,

Google is said to be doing a lot of lobbying for Nevada to become the first state to give the green light for this type of vehicles. According to Inside Line, the Nevada bills would allow for the licensing and testing of autonomous vehicles and at the same time provide an exemption from the ban on distracted driving. Voting on the bills might take place this June.

Although it's not yet clear how a driverless, or autonomous vehicle would change the world we live in, Google is confident the impact these vehicles will have would be enormous. According to artificial-intelligence researcher Sebastian Thrun, the main idea is that autonomous cars will be safer than the cars we drive in today,

Truth be told, even if Google does manage to prove a point with their cars, it's unlikely we'll see state after state and producer after producer rushing in to adopt the new way of thinking. Because, unlike in the online environment, the auto industry (customers included) is far less inclined to adopt a new idea, be it a great one.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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