Nevada, if you haven’t noticed, embraces risk. The Silver State recently approved regulations for autonomous cars to take to its roadways. In other words, that fastidious, consistent and preternaturally conscientious driver next to you at the light in Reno is no snake-bitten divorcee out to change her wanton ways—it’s a computer. And now it’s got the equivalent of a license.
It’s comforting to some that Google is out in the lead on this technology. But others, like presidential candidate Rick Santorum, whose name brings up controversial and possibly irrelevant Google search results, is said to have new fears about driving in the state. He didn’t have much drive there a week ago, placing a distant fourth in the primary. Addressing both situations he cautioned against a Tin Man.