For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed not to be operating a motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is driven autonomously through the use of artificial-intelligence software and the autonomous operation of the motor vehicle is authorized by law.
..Section 8 of this bill requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt 21 regulations authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on highways within 22 the State of Nevada. Section 8 defines an “autonomous vehicle” to mean a motor 23 vehicle that uses artificial intelligence, sensors and global positioning system
– *AB511_R3*24 coordinates to drive itself without the active intervention of a human operator. 25 Section 2 of this bill requires the Department, by regulation, to establish a driver’s 26 license endorsement for the operation of an autonomous vehicle on the highways of 27 this State.
Full PDF here. I’m pretty sure you “could” use a driverless car in any state since there aren’t any laws specifically against it, but that’s not usually how the US legal system really works.
Artificial-intelligence and autonomous cars may ultimately be more “accepted” than Segways Human Transporters. When a artificial-intelligence, autonomous car eventually harms someone it will be interesting to see how the case goes, if the source code is opened to inspect, will the programmers get sued, the owner of the car?
Post up in the comments… check back in 5 years to see if your predictions were correct.