Driverless cars can be licensed in Nevada

February 27, 2012 | Source: SF Gate

Nevada has become the first state to allow driverless cars to apply for their own drivers’ licenses.

The rules, which go into effect March 1, will make it possible for companies such as Google and Mercedes-Benz and maybe even General Motors to test their robot cars on Nevada’s 26,000 miles of road.

Just to be sure, two trained drivers have to be in every car, one of them in the front seat prepared to take back control. And the DMV requires the cars to have a separate data recorder to collect information in case of a crash.