The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) just granted permission to Cruise, General Motors' self-driving car venture, to test out its autonomous cars without anyone in the driver's seat.
California has given out permits that allow driverless tests with someone behind the wheel to 60 companies, The Verge reports. But Cruise is just the fifth to be permitted to test out cars that are completely empty. With the permit in hand, Cruise hopes to be the first to test a fully-driverless car on the streets of San Francisco.
Cruise's fleet, which has never been tested in public, The Verge reports, is made up of 200 electric Chevy Bolts. So essentially Cruise is trying to nail electric and autonomous cars all in one fell swoop.
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