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Apple Granted Permit for Autonomous Car Testing

By Staff Writer / a couple of months ago

Apple Inc is now the 30th company to receive authorization to test autonomous cars on public roads in California. Their permit applies to the testing of three autonomous 2015 Lexus RX 450h which will be overseen by six human drivers. Not much else is known at this time as Apple continues to be tight-lipped about any future plans in the self-driving vehicle marketplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • Apple Inc. is now authorized to test autonomous cars on public roads in California, becoming the 30th company to receive such a testing permit from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • California law currently requires that human drivers occupy all autonomous test cars so the drivers can instantly assume manual control if the autonomous system falters.
  • Apple joins an already crowded field of tech leaders hoping to make their mark on the evolving self-driving vehicle market.

“Apple Inc. is now authorized to test autonomous cars on public roads in California, becoming the 30th company to receive such a testing permit from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.”

http://www.automotive-fleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/news/story/2017/04/calif-grants-apple-permit-for-autonomous-car-testing.aspx

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