By Kelsey Mays on May 9, 2012
Nevada has issued Google a license to test its driverless cars in the state. The Las Vegas Sun reports Google, whose driverless cars have logged more than 100,000 miles in neighboring California, will be able to test its fleet of six Toyota Priuses, a Lexus RX 450h and an Audi TT in Nevada. But state regulators will require at least two occupants in the car: someone behind the wheel and another individual in the front seat. That's similar to Google's procedure in California, where the company tested its driverless car — which uses video, radar and lasers to intuit its surroundings — with a trained individual in the driver's seat to override any errant moves. Just one mishap occurred — the driverless car was rear-ended at a stoplight.
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