Google’s self-driving car, a modified Toyota Prius, is officially declared street legal in Nevada after several successful test drives. Nevada has passed legislation and set requirements over the last year to develop the use of self-driving vehicles throughout the state.
The car was issued unique red license plates which read “Autonomous Car,” accompanied by an infinity symbol before the license plate number. While self-driving cars are currently limited to testing only, the state is making strides towards allowing the general public to operate these automated vehicles in the future. For now development is limited to companies who have the money and resources to develop credible self-driving cars. Google was the first one to step-up to the plate.
Other than the unique license plate, the Google self-driving car looks much like a regular Prius. That is if you look beyond the elaborate set of cameras, sensors and other equipment attached to the vehicle.
Google Self-Driving Car Test Drive Video