The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles released a statement Wednesday saying that its Legislative Commission gave thumbs-up for regulations allowing for operation of self-driving cars on the state’s highways and byways.
“Nevada is the first state to embrace what is surely the future of automobiles,” Department of Motor Vehicles director Bruce Breslow said in a statement. “These regulations establish requirements companies must meet to test their vehicles on Nevada’s public roadways as well as requirements for residents to legally operate them in the future.”
Autonomous vehicles will display red license plates and, pending approval for public use, the cars will then have a green license plate. Nevada said it collaborated with Google, car manufacturers, testing professionals, insurance companies, universities and law enforcement agencies to develop regulations.