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Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicle

The Nevada Legislature and the Department of Motor Vehicles have enacted legislation and regulations to enable the testing and operation of autonomous vehicles in the Silver State.

Currently, the DMV is accepting applications for testing only. Autonomous vehicles are not available to the general public.

Application for Testing

Manufacturers, software developers and others interested in testing their vehicles in Nevada must submit an application to the Department along with proof that one or more of your autonomous vehicles have been driven for a combined minimum of at least 10,000 miles, a complete description of your autonomous technology, a detailed safety plan, and your plan for hiring and training your test drivers. Additional requirements and information are detailed in the application packet.

Autonomous Vehicle Business License Application Packet (OBL 326)

Autonomous Vehicle License Plate

Please mail the completed application to:

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Directors Office
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0900

Jude Hurin
(775) 684-4719

Once an application is approved, the DMV will issue a testing license along with sets of red license plates for the vehicles.

When autonomous vehicles are eventually made available for public use, motorists will be required to obtain a special driver license endorsement and the DMV will issue green license plates for the vehicles.

Keep checking this page for more information and applications as more of the regulation requirements are implemented.

Laws & Regulations

News & Videos

1/9/2013CES 2013: Audi Demonstrates Its Self-Driving Car (Popular Science)

12/19/2012Continental Becomes First Automotive Supplier to Receive Nevada's Autonomous Vehicle Testing License (PRNewswire)

5/7/2012Nevada DMV Issues First Autonomous Vehicle Testing License to Google

2/15/2012Regulations Clear the Road for Self-driving Cars