Las Vegas is testing self-driving cars
Las Vegas is testing self-driving cars

Motional, a self-driving car company backed by Hyundai and Aptiv, has gotten approval to begin a comprehensive test of its self-driving car in Las Vegas.

Nevada allowed the company to drive self-driving cars without a human driver to ensure safety behind the wheel.

Waymo, the standalone unit at Google, is already operating its Tier 4 vehicles in the suburbs outside of Phoenix and recently started offering tours to paying customers.

Russia's Yandex tested its Class 4 car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Motional said: There are plans to launch your own car on public roads in the coming months. A company spokesperson said: We look forward to launching a fully driverless public service in the future.

Motorola first announced a joint venture in March 2020 when Hyundai Motor spends $ 1.6 billion to catch up with its competitors.

Aptiv is an independent driving technology company that owns 50% of the project and is currently testing its cars in Las Vegas, Singapore and Seoul.

The traffic engineer is responsible for the world's first self-driving taxi service in Singapore and the first independent road trip from New York to San Francisco.

In the past two years, Aptiv's fleet of autonomous taxis (under the supervision of a human driver) have made more than 100,000 rides in Las Vegas.

The next generation Motional cars will be under development, completely driverless and open to the public.

"These vehicles will be driverless, which means that they will be separated from a pressurized assembly line equipped with sensors, computers and software to achieve complete driverless operation," the spokesman said.

He added: We hope to deliver it to the partners in 2022, and we are working on details of implementation and integration within the synergy of these partners.

The Nevada approval is an important step for Motional to achieve its goal of providing self-driving platforms for taxis and self-driving car makers in 2022.

Nevada licenses companies that want to test self-driving cars, and general operating rules are not as strict as they are in California.

Most companies are very careful that autonomous vehicles pose a significant risk on public roads.

Several independent automakers have received approval for a Level 4 test of fully automated cars on public roads in the United States.

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