The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has granted Apple a permit allowing it to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads.
Apple became the 30th company granted the permission on Friday after the DMV updated its list of manufacturers testing self-driving cars. According toAutotrader executive analyst, Michelle Kreb, few details have been revealed about Apple’s plans for self-driving cars. She, however, added that Apple could be a “major player” in the autonomous vehicle industry.
In a statement released by the California DMV to ABC News, the permit will cover three types of vehicles — all 2015 Lexus RX540h models –and six individual drivers.
The first car company to be granted this permit was the Volkswagen Group of America. Other big brands who have been granted this permit are Google, Teslaand Ford.