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Google Is My Pilot: Nevada Gambles on Self-Driving Cars

Nevada's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has given Google the nation's first license to test self-driving cars on public streets. The adolescent-aged Internet search giant has been working toward this goal for the past couple of years by holding test-driving demonstrations along freeways, state highways and neighborhoods both in Carson City and along the Las Vegas Strip.Google's contention has been that its autonomous auto would be safer than those driven by humans, offer more fuel-efficiency and promote economic development...

May 8, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier
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