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Bring up for a test drive like you have never seen before we're talking about the car that drives itself.
Google's self driving test vehicle just got to go ahead from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles for a license application.
That means it can be tested on public roads right there next to you -- me.
It's the first such license ever issued in the US under new laws and regulations for autonomous vehicle development.
Let's talk about -- with Tom Jacobs the chief public information officer for Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
This is only a task -- how many vehicles are we talking about.
Actually had to Google is licensed -- up to three vehicles to drive in Nevada.
All right so that means that the next time might be -- out there -- Las Vegas.
I could be driving alongside one of these things.
You very well might and you can recognize that Google marks the car's pretty clearly but it has unique license plate it's a very bright red license plate with an infinity symbol on it that indicates that as a test vehicle you have been in one of these things correct.
I have I took a ride in July and it it was pretty impressive how does it work.
Well it's a combination of artificial intelligence GPS and and radar and the car actually you know answered finger quotes here and actually sees the road.
Mean and it'll run on a map.
And it's very easy to bring it in and out of self driving mode I was sitting behind that person that was sitting behind the drivers -- but behind the steering will.
I couldn't tell when it was on self driving motive when he was actually operating.
I read that they're actually the driver was cars get a Hong -- more often because they're being more safe.
Than a real human drive.
Well that's it they don't have any bad habits they don't.
Tailgate don't speed they don't cut you off they don't go 45 miles an hour in the fast lane with a left -- signal on.
And that can.
That sometimes causes a problem I was talking December Cisco radio station yesterday and -- You brought up the point that I didn't -- won in San Francisco during the commute it's 55 miles an hour but nobody's doing that.
So if you're obeying the speed limits -- really holding up traffic.
Understand this is still a work in progress and I'm speculating that it may reach a point where.
You can actually adjust the speed of of the vehicle it doesn't have to necessarily be.
Iron into the speed limit but of GPS is involved in the navigation I mean we've all heard about sun spots and what some spots might be able to do solar flares what they might be able to do.
To GPS operations in this country after a lot of potential downsides here.
I'd you know it's -- would GPS is just one of those the pieces there and I really can't go too far into the tackle and W because that's Google.
But I do know that that the car runs on a map and it's able to map roads by itself or I would assume at some point.
-- be able to download maps from Google.
But the once they have the map that they're running on -- -- looking at the road comparing that to.
To what -- what what the matches and in the memory of the computer Tom Jacobs is this is.
I'm sorry that was it just gonna say this kind of like.
Cruise control only has cruise control the reacts.
Little more than cruise control Tom Jacobs from Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
We'll see what happens thank you -- --
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