Google is continuing the development of their autonomous car. The first models have been seen in Nevada, with their release onto roads planned for the near future.
Before commercially releasing their driverless car, Google has to convince authorities that their vehicle is reliable. After numerous tests and presentations, it appears that the manufacturer is now ready to pass a complete test which will soon take place in Nevada.
This is the first state which allows the registration of such a vehicle and Google is hoping, at least initially, that they will be allowed to put their "Google Car" on the roads. Other manufactures are holding back a little before launching their own autonomous vehicles. Google’s car is equipped with cameras, sensor detectors and lasers which are continually analysing the events taking place around them.
Allowing such vehicles to drive on the roads will only be done under strict rules. Drivers will still not be able to read books or watch movies, with their attention to remain on the road. Nevada also imposes that two passengers must be in the vehicle at all times. For the moment, only small sections of road are allocated to these vehicles, with Google Car owners therefore being limited to where they can take them, greatly removing the feeling of freedom that such cars are supposed to provide.