Search engine behemoth Google's self drive car is likely to hit street in Nevada if a pair of legislation get through the state legislature.
The two bills, which have received little attention outside Nevada's Capitol, are being introduced less than a year after the giant search engine company acknowledged that it was developing cars that could be safely driven without human intervention, the New York Times reported.
Google is quietly lobbying for the bills, which are likely to get a vote before the legislative session ends in June. Last month, Google lobbyist David Goldwater argued to Nevada lawmakers that self-driving cars are safer and more fuel-efficient, while promoting economic development, The Time magazine reported.
Google has created a line of self-driving hybrids, including six Toyota Priuses and an Audi TT. The vehicles have been tested on more than 140,000 miles of California roads, at least 1,000 of which were driven fully autonomously.
The company says that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.2 million lives are lost every year in road traffic accidents and technology of this kind has the potential to cut the accident rate by half.
The company further says that this technology will also reduce the time of commuting and make it time efficient. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates people spend an average 52 minutes every day commuting to the office.