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Google’s autonomous vehicle got its driving license

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Google tends to be in Internet related news usually, or more recently space mining, however we’ll be talking about it related to automotive news today.

In case you didn’t know, Google has been working one something that has been more science-fiction than actual science, a car that drives itself. However considering how in recent years, with the development of smartphones, tablet devices and many other incredible technologies, the line between the fiction and the actual science is starting to blur, and as such the autonomous car developed by Google is actually a thing now.

Not only is the self-driving car, autonomous, but it is also an environmentally friendly one, being a Toyota Prius. Having undergone a rather well publicized and successful street test when Google placed a legally blind Californian man behind the wheel of the car, we can now report that the autonomous vehicle has now been issued its license to drive in the United States.

The decision of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles came only after a slew of test were done, which pit the driverless Google car on a variety of street types, freeways, highways as well as local roads.

The Nevada DMV director, Bruce Breslow was the one who issued the first autonomous vehicle license plate – AU-001, which features an infinity symbol on a red background – he described the automobile as being the “car of the future”.

The plate was made red in order for it to be easily recognized by the public and law enforcement and will be used from now on for all licensed autonomous test vehicles. Then, when it comes time for vehicle manufacturers to market these autonomous vehicles, the infinity symbol will appear on a green license plate.

Google is the first company to do a lot of things, and many have followed it in the IT field, this stays true when it comes to this autonomous car enterprise. Quite a few other car makers have reveled their plans to develop their own technologies for autonomous vehicles in Nevada.

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