So far, self-driving vehicles were seen mainly in the United States. From next year their experimental training will also become Canada. The media reports that the Ministry of Transport has just issued a permit that will allow manufacturers to test designed vehicles.
Autonomous cars are getting more advanced and better on the road, but for full functionality they have to be tested in every road condition.
So far, technology has been tested mainly on US roads, but tests will soon be extended to nearby Canada. The Ministry of Transport has just released an official agreement, which will enable the technology to be tested on Canadian soil as early as January 1 next year.
It is not known yet which company will want to take advantage of the new opportunity, but one can not exclude that one of the first will probably be Google, and probably followed by other companies.
Kia Korea has received official approval from the Nevada state government. Thanks to this, he can start testing on public roads, autonomous car prototypes that his engineers are working on. This is another step closer to the company to achieve the goal of introducing such vehicles to the market, scheduled for 2030.
California is currently the largest testing ground for autos, as many of them are testing their vehicles on public roads. This is by no means the only American state in which such solutions are being tested, because some companies prefer sunny Nevada.
There, too, will soon be testing their Kia Korean car, which has just received the necessary approvals. Kia, together with Hyundai, intends to test there both in-vehicle and partially auto- mated technologies. The knowledge gained will allow the company to sell cars partially by 2020, while by 2030 the company wants to have a ready-made vehicle that will not need the driver at all and will transport the passengers to their chosen location.
Kia has been heavily involved in the design of autonomous vehicles, and the company plans to spend $ 2 billion on the development of modern technology related to such vehicles. Some of these funds will be used to develop the Advanced Driver Assistance System technology, which aims to support the driver while driving, while the rest will hire new engineers with the appropriate knowledge and experience to do so.