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DMV rolls out red license plates for self-driving cars

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Courtesy: Nevada Dept. of Motor Vehicles Courtesy: Nevada Dept. of Motor Vehicles
Courtesy: Nevada Dept. of Motor Vehicles Courtesy: Nevada Dept. of Motor Vehicles
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

When Google tests its self-driving vehicles in Nevada, those cars will bare brand new red license plates with an infinity symbol.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles released images of those license plates Monday after it approved Google's application to test autonomous vehicles in the state.

According to the DMV, the approval process included reviewing safety plans, system functions and employee training of the self-driving vehicles.

In February, state lawmakers passed regulations that would make Nevada the first in the United States to set rules for autonomous vehicle testing.

"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," DMV Director Bruce Breslow explained.

The Google-developed vehicles have been tested on freeways, state highways and neighborhoods in Carson City and in Las Vegas, the DMV said.

The red plates also feature an infinity symbol, which, Breslow explained, represents the "car of the future."

Officials said a green license plate will represent an autonomous vehicle for general public use.

The DMV said it hopes the moves will open the door to more companies who are developing similar technology.

For more information on the autonomous vehicles, you can visit www.dmvnv.com.

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