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Nevada DMV green lights self-driving car tests

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Nevada lawmakers Wednesday paved the way to allow self-driving vehicles to operate on the state's roadways.

The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said the Legislative Commission approved regulations that would make the Silver State the first state in the United States to set rules for testing autonomous vehicles.

DMV director Bruce Breslow said the move focuses on the future of automotives.

"These regulations establish requirements companies must meet to test their vehicles on Nevada's public roadways as well as requirements for residents to legally operate them in the future," Breslow explained.

Last year, the DMV worked with Google as well as automakers, insurance companies, law enforcement and other experts to help create the regulations.

The DMV said other states are moving forward with legislation similar to Nevada.

Breslow explained the self-driving test vehicles will be distinguished by a red license plate. When the vehicle is ready for general public use, the DMV said, a green license plate will be displayed.

For more information on the new legislation, visit www.dmvnv.com.

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