Nevada passes law authorizing driverless cars, sees dramatic increase in truck surfing

In a rare display of forethought, a congress in the United States (not THE Congress, but the Nevada state congress) has authorized the Department of Transportation to develop rules and regulations governing the use of driverless cars.  This is a significant and necessary step to making the self-driving cars, like the one Google is developing, street legal.  It will also encourage innovation, as the automotive industry will see that the government is willing to work with them to make the technology a reality.

Truck surfing, by the way, is real and is not legal.

With all the automatic stuff cars do nowadays anyway, it’s good to see the government welcoming their new robot overlords with open arms and accommodating legislation.

Story from Forbes.  You can read the full text of the legislation here.

Thanks Mike!

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