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Lyft now has permission to test self-driving cars on California’s roads

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Lyft just took a small but essential step forward in the development of its own self-driving car project. 

The California DMV granted the rapidly growing ride-hailing company permission to test autonomous vehicles on the state’s public roads. The registration, which the DMV gives after the submission of an application and an annual $150 fee, has become a rite of passage of sorts for the various AV projects from automakers, tech companies, and startups that are currently racing to develop their own platforms.   

Registering with the state means that Lyft will now have to submit certain information to the DMV about its operations, most significantly an annual disengagement report detailing the number of times human operators had to take control of test vehicles. Lyft joins the likes of massive companies like Volkswagen, Waymo, Apple, and Ford with the registration, rounding out the full list of testers to 45.  Read more…

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Source: http://mashable.com/2017/11/22/lyft-california-self-driving-permit/