Pennsylvania pulls a California and allows statewide self-driving car tests


Pennsylvania is opening its roads to self-driving cars.

The state authorized its first self-driving car company to test on state roads this week — and no, it wasn’t Uber who received the honors.

Instead Aurora, the company working with China’s Byton vehicles, clinched the first authorization with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Earlier this year the autonomous vehicle software maker raised $8.4 million.

The transportation department had already issued its “automated vehicle testing guidance” back in July and several companies already testing in Pittsburgh said it would work within the rules that went into effect Aug. 1. Read more…

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