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Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On May 11, 2011 @ 1:55 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 2 Comments
Apparently Google’s self-driving cars  are more than just a concept – the company has tested a fleet of 6 fully autonomous Toyota Priuses  and an Audi  TT on California roads, and is now lobbying Nevada legislators to make self-driving cars  legal on the state’s public roads.
Las Vegas-based lobbyist David Goldwater addressed the Nevada State Assembly earlier this week, saying that automated cars are safer, more efficient, and aid economic development. What do you think of this move toward automated transportation ? The video of a test car in action, taken at a TED conference in Long Beach earlier this year, shows an automated Prius driving skillfully, but maybe not so fuel-efficiently, and definitely with no margin for error.
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 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ulKUJtZ3o
 self-driving cars: http://inhabitat.com/google-has-developed-a-self-driving-car-and-it-works/
 Toyota Priuses: http://inhabitat.com/googles-unveils-self-driving-prius-that-can-race-around-rooftop-park-lot/google1/
 Audi: http://inhabitat.com/audis-all-electric-e-tron-a3-concept-car-could-hit-the-market-in-2013/
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 transportation: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/
 Mashable: http://mashable.com/2011/05/11/google-self-driving-cars-nevada/
 Archinect: http://archinect.com/news/article/5971010/google-lobbies-nevada-to-allow-self-driving-cars
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