Honda receives permission from California DMV to run self-driving cars on public roads

Honda receives permission from California DMV to run self-driving cars on public roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has given its approval to Honda Motor Co to run its self-driving vehicles on public roads in the state.

The permission which Honda has received from the California DMV means that the company can bring its autonomous cars out for testing on California's roads. Tech giant Google has already been testing its vehicles in California, and has logged more than 1.8 million miles on public roads.

Honda had unveiled a self-driving prototype of the Acura RLX in 2014; but has not made any public disclosure about self-driving cars project since then. However, according to reports, Honda has a self-driving vehicle testing facility in Concord, California, where the company manufactures its self-driving prototypes.

Meanwhile, as per the California DMV website, Honda is one of the ten companies which have been granted permission by the department to test their self-driving vehicles on public roads in California.

Other than Honda and Google, the automakers that have received California DMV's permission to drive their self-driving cars on the state's roads include Daimler AG's Mercedes Benz, BMW, Delphi Automotive, Cruise Automation, Bosch, Nissan Motor Co, Volkswagen, and Tesla Motors.

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