Ford Receives Permit From California to Test Autonomous Cars Next Year

By: | December 20th, 2015


The California Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program has granted Ford a permit to begin testing its autonomous cars on public roadways next year.

California continues to be an extremely popular location to test autonomous cars as Ford joins the likes of BMW, Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagen, and Google when it comes to companies with self-driving car testing permits in the state.

Ford’s Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto is┬áresponsible for developing the company’s Ford Fusion Hybrid sedans, which will be the vehicles the company plans on testing on California’s public roads in 2016.

It will be interesting to see whether a major car manufacturer or tech company creates the first viable autonomous cars for the public.



Michael Cooney

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