AMAZON'S ZOOX TAKE DRIVERLESS CAR TEST PERMIT IN CALIFORNIA (U.S.) | AUTO REPORTER |
Zoox gets a permit for California State authorities to test its self-driving Automotives (vehicles) without an in-car back-up driver. Marking a win for Amazon.com Inc, which acquired the startup in June.
The world's biggest online retailer has been aggressively expanding into self driving technology in automotive, with the company also participating in self-driving car startup aurora innovation inc's $530 million funding round early last year.
The new permit Approve Zoox to test two autonomous vehicles without a driver behind the wheel on specified streets near its Foster City headquarters, the state's department of motor vehicles said in a statement.
And main condition, "The tests are allowed only under fair-weather conditions and on streets with a speed limit of 72 kilometers per hour (445 miles per hour)". In other self-driving car technology, Toyota invested $400 million in the Chinese firm Pony.ai.