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Nevada Passes Law Authorizing Driverless Cars

Publication Date: 
June 22, 2011
Source: 
Forbes
Author: 
Alex Knapp

Ryan Calo, CIS Director of Privacy and Robotics, is quoted by Alex Knapp in this Forbes article on the passage of the Nevada autonomous driving bill and what is provided in the new law

The State of Nevada just passed Assembly Bill No. 511 which, among other things, authorizes the Department of Transportation to develop rules and regulations governing the use of driverless cars, such as Google’s concept car, on its roads.

As Stanford Professor Ryan Calo notes, this is a big step forward in ensuring that safe, driverless cars become a reality.

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Specifically, the law provides that the Nevada Department of Transportation “shall adopt regulations authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on highways within the State of Nevada.”