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China's Didi approved to test autonomous vehicle in California

IANS  |  San Francisco 

China's drive-sharing company Chuxing Technology Co. was approved by (DMV) to test its self-driving vehicles.

A newest list posted on DMV's website showed 53 pieces of Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits (with a driver) had been permitted as of last Thursday, reported on Monday.

was the latest one joining the group, which includes both technology and automotive companies.

was quoted by The Monday as saying that the company had been testing autonomous vehicles in closed internal environment for a while and it is finalising its plans to begin US road trials which will be made in a "prudent and safety-first" manner.

Didi last year opened its main research facility in of California, 860 kilometres north of Los Angeles, to focus on developing artificial intelligence, including autonomous driving.

The approval from the state regulator is Didi's first license for testing on public roads in the US.

Besides Didi, many Chinese companies including Baidu, Faraday & Future, Changan Automobile, have started its test in the state.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 07:36 IST
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