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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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Google met with automakers to discuss autonomous cars
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Google says its self-driving cars would be US built
Google Inc., the US technology giant that just announced its own design for a future autonomous car has also disclosed the prototypes could be built in metro Detroit. According to the ...
GM sees Google as a threat
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