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Regular news: Issue 596 11 May 2012

First fully driverless car to be tested on US public roads

The US state of Nevada has become what is believed to be the world’s first government body to award a licence to allow a driverless car to be tested on public roads. Internet search engine giant Google has obtained the licence to allow it to continue to test a modified Toyota Prius that uses video cameras mounted on the roof, radar sensors and a laser range finder to ‘see’ other traffic.

Google engineers have previously tested the car on the streets of California but, for...

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