Nissan-backed WeRide receives permit to test passenger vehicles on public roads in California

In a statement California’s Department of Motor Vehicles said autonomous driving startup WeRide has received a permit to test two passenger vehicles on California’s public roads without a safety driver. Nissan and Mitsubishi,backed WeRide, is also testing its driverless vehicle in China’s southern city of Guangzhou. Technology and automakers are investing billions of dollars in…

Ford Motor and Baidu to commence testing of self-driving vehicles in China

The two envisages that by the end of the development and testing process, the vehicles which will reach level 4 technology for autonomous vehicles, will be capable of operating autonomously in certain conditions. On Wednesday, Ford Motor Co and Baidu Inc stated, they have launched a joint venture to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads.…

All of Tata Motors’s car offerings from its JLR brand would either be hybrids or EVs post 2020

All of JLR’s vehicles, after 2020, will sport BlackBerry’s infotainment software from its QNX unit. On Thursday, Tata Motors Ltd and BlackBerry Ltd stated they have reached a licensing agreement whereby Tata Motors can use BlackBerry’s software in its next-generation electric vehicles. BlackBerry will provide its security and infotainment software to Tata Motors’ JLR unit…