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US: After Audi, Google and Mercedes-Benz ask California for autonomous driving permits


Yesterday we told you that German luxury automaker Audi was the first company that received California’s new permits for driverless cars. Well, besides the Volkswagen AG subsidiary, permits were released for both Google’s autonomous fleet and Mercedes-Benz. According to the state’s officials, California now has issued 29 driving permits for cars that can drive themselves, the three companies opting to test ...
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