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…

Volvo and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University unveils full-size autonomous e-bus

The autonomous bus will undergo testing in the NTU’s campus for a year before moving on to public roads after taking due regulatory approvals. On Tuesday, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Sweden’s Volvo Buses unveiled a full-size autonomous electric bus for testing purposes. For Singapore, this is very strategic, given its high density. The…

Uber resumes testing of self-driving cars in Toronto and San Francisco

The resumption of testing of Uber’s autonomous automated fleet of cars will now be under more controlled and monitored conditions. In a significant development, Uber Technologies Inc stated, it is resuming the limited testing of self-driving cars on public roads in Pittsburgh; the move comes 9 months after it suspended the program following a deadly…

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…