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…

Cruise & GM, seek regulatory approval for self-driving vehicles without pedals & steering wheel

In a significant development, self-driving carmaker Cruise stated, along with its majority shareholder General Motors Co, it is seeking U.S. regulatory approval for deploying a limited number of Cruise Origin vehicles which will not feature pedals or steering wheels. At the same time, it plans on withdrawing an exemption petition filed which it had filed…

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo the first company to get license to test self-driving cars without backup driver

The development marks a milestone in the testing of autonomous automated vehicles. In a significant development, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles stated, Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit has been awarded a permit to test driverless vehicles without a backup driver in the front seat. Waymo is the first company to receive such a permit from California’s…