China's drive-sharing company Didi Chuxing Technology Co. was approved by California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test its self-driving vehicles.
A newest list posted on DMV's website showed 53 pieces of Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits (with a driver) had been permitted as of last Thursday, Xinhua reported on Monday.
Didi was the latest one joining the group, which includes both technology and automotive companies.
Didi last year opened its main research facility in Mountain View of California, 860 kilometres north of Los Angeles, to focus on developing artificial intelligence, including autonomous driving.
The approval from the California state regulator is Didi's first license for testing on public roads in the US.
Besides Didi, many Chinese companies including Baidu, Faraday & Future, Changan Automobile, have started its test in the state.
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