Google’s Self-Driving Car Premieres on Nevada Streets


/ May 9, 2012

Google’s self-driving car is officially legal for street cruising, but only in Nevada—for now.

According to Christian Science Monitor, Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles approved on Monday the nation’s first autonomous vehicle license. The autonomous car passed specific inspection, which included logging at least 10,000 miles. Host companies also must post a surety bond of at least $1 million, which allows them to have up to five self-driving vehicles in their fleets.

While Nevada is currently the only place where these “cars of the future” are legal to drive, could you imagine these things on the streets of NY? Could this be the answer to less alcohol-related car accidents? We’d love to hear you guys’ opinions on this new development in technology.