Audi receives first autonomous driving permit issued by the State of California
– New California laws governing the testing of automated driving go into effect today.
– Regulations require surety bond coverage of at least $5 million for each vehicle covered by a license; allow testing on any state road
– Audi was the first OEM to gain a Nevada autonomous driving plate in 2012, and the first to test on new Florida connected car expressway
HERNDON, Va., September 16, 2014 – Audi will be the first company to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by California. A range of new regulations that govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads take effect today.