Google gets first license for a driverless automobile in Nevada

I’m not sure how much trust we can put in robots, especially if we consider that historically speaking, at least in Hollywood movies, robots have amounted to little more than enslaving humans, or literally trying to wipe them out altogether.

Google? No. Their current robot is built into a car, and it’s a car that drives itself, by itself. The state of Nevada has issued a license to allow Google’s driverless automobiles to roam the roads.

Dubbed “autonomous vehicles,” they are the “car of the future,” Nevada DMV director Bruce Breslow said in a statement. The state of Nevada also has plans to eventually license autonomous vehicles owned by the members of the public, the DMV said.

So, you and I, will likely be riding down the road one day, in one of those cars like they used in iRobot, Demolition Man and one of my all time favorite movies, Freejack. I wonder if they’ll have a special Montreal plug-in to avoid potholes.

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