AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Continental A.G.'s Automotive Group has received approval from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to test autonomous vehicles on the state's public roads.
Continental's testing license is for its highly automated vehicle and, according to the company, represents the first license granted by the Nevada DMV to an automotive supplier.
After completing driving demonstrations Dec. 18 in Carson City, Nev., the DMV's Autonomous Review Committee approved Continental's safety plans, employee training, system functions and accident reporting mechanisms.
Following approvals, Conti said it will receive its testing license and red license plate featuring an infinity sign to represent the car of the future. The plate is designed to be easily recognized by law enforcement and the public at large. It will only be used for licensed autonomous test vehicles.