In 2011, Nevada became the first state in the country to authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles.  Six years later, the state gave a green light to the testing of those vehicles on state highways.  This early vision by state leaders has paid off in many ways, including an announcement by Nuro in 2021 that they would invest $40 million in facilities in the state.

Autonomous delivery company Nuro is set to invest $40 million to construct a manufacturing facility and test track in Southern Nevada.”

It’s one thing to introduce new jobs to the state – and it’s another thing to introduce high-quality careers to our community. We’re pleased to welcome Nuro to Southern Nevada and are especially excited for the careers they’ll be offering that will have long-term benefits for our community.”

Nevada in 2011 passed the nation’s first law to permit testing of driverless cars but backup drivers were required until 2017. That year, a fully driverless shuttle was tested in downtown Las Vegas, offering a dozen passengers a ride on a short loop.”

In recent history, the state of Nevada has been at the forefront of recognizing the role autonomous vehicles will have in our transportation future.”