Over the past year, Nevada has been working with different automobile manufacturers to come up with a standard set of laws and rules of the road for self-driving cars. In recent months Nevada officiallly passed the first set of laws, which required specific license plates for self-driving cars, to help other drivers easily identify cars that were not 100% driven by human interaction.
This week Nevada issued the first set of these new red license plates for Google’s self-driving Toyota Prius, with the plate number AU (Autonomous Unit) 001. In a press conference this week the director of the Nevada DMV, Bruce Breslow said:
“I felt using the infinity symbol was the best way to represent the ‘car of the future.’ The unique red plate will be easily recognized by the public and law enforcement and will be used only for licensed autonomous test vehicles. When there comes a time that vehicle manufactures market autonomous vehicles to the public, that infinity symbol will appear on a green license plate.”