Lyft Permitted to Test Self-Driving Cars in Calif.

Image courtesy of Ford.
Image courtesy of Ford.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has awarded ride-hailing firm Lyft a permit to test autonomous cars on the state’s public roads, according to the department’s website. 

Headquartered in San Francisco, Lyft in September announced plans to provide a self-driving car option to customers in the Bay Area. The company has forged collaborations with a number of leaders in autonomous vehicle technology, including Waymo, Ford and Nutonomy.

Lyft’s main competitor, Uber, secured its own California permit to test self-driving cars in March. A total of 45 companies have been issued such permits.


  1. Anthony Edwards [ November 28, 2017 @ 11:17PM ]

    Glad to hear this, but the government should think seriously about this. The government should make the best regulation for these driver-less cars. I just read a nice article that talks about this at We really need fixed laws for these new technology, since there have been some accidents involving them in these past few months.

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