Autonomous Vehicle Permits in CA

Autonomous Vehicle Permits in CA

There is a difference between truly Autonomous Vehicles – those qualified to operate without a driver – and ancillary technologies such as driver assist. Below we provide detail about where various Auto OEMs are in their Autonomous evolution as measured by Autonomous Vehicle permits held in the state of California. (For those who receive our email notification, click the “read more” button to see the below text as a one-page PDF).

  • As of December 23, 2020, CA DMV has authorized only one OEM for the “Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles”:
    • NURO, INC.
  • As of October 15, 2020, CA DMV has issued “Autonomous Vehicle Driverless Testing Permits” to the following OEMs:
    • AUTOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.;
    • Cruise LLC (GM);
    • NURO, INC.;
    • WAYMO LLC (Google);
    • ZOOX, INC. (Amazon)
  • As of November 30, 2020, CA DMV has issued “Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits (with a driver)” to the following OEMs:
    • AIMOTIVE INC.;
    • AMBARELLA;
    • APEX.AI;
    • APPLE INC.;
    • ARGO AI, LLC;
    • ATLAS ROBOTICS, INC.;
    • AURORA INNOVATION;
    • AUTOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.;
    • BAIDU USA LLC;
    • BMW;
    • BOX BOT INC.;
    • CONTINENTAL;
    • CRUISE LLC (GM);
    • CYNGN INC.;
    • DEEPROUTE.AI;
    • DELPHI;
    • DiDi RESEARCH AMERICA, LLC;
    • EASYMILE;
    • FORD;
    • GATIK AI INC.;
    • HELM.AI INC.;
    • HONDA;
    • IMAGRY INC.;
    • INCEPTIO TECHNOLOGY INC.;
    • INTEL;
    • KAIZR, INC.;
    • LEONIS TECHNOLOGIES;
    • LYFT, INC.;
    • MANDO AMERICA CORP.;
    • MERCEDES BENZ;
    • NAVYA INC.;
    • NIO USA INC.;
    • NISSAN;
    • NURO, INC.;
    • NVIDIA;
    • PHANTOM AI;
    • PLUSAI, INC.;
    • PONY.AI;
    • Qcraft.ai;
    • QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.;
    • RENOVO.AUTO;
    • RIDECELL INC.;
    • SF MOTORS INC.;
    • SUBARU;
    • TELENAV, INC.;
    • TESLA;
    • THORDRIVE, INC.;
    • TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE;
    • UATC, LLC (UBER);
    • UDACITY;
    • Udelv, Inc.;
    • VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC.;
    • VOLKSWAGEN;
    • VOYAGE AUTO INC.;
    • WAYMO LLC;
    • WeRide Corp.;
    • XMOTORS.AI, INC.;
    • ZOOX INC.
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