Given that many tech companies and conventional car makers are working on self driving cars it’s only a matter of time before you stop paying attention to the road when going to work in the morning, the car will take care of everything on its own. Google’s self driving cars have already logging over 1.8 million miles on public roads and are going to be tested in Austin, Texas now. On the other hand Honda has received approval to bring its self driving car out for testing on California’s roads.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles has approved Honda’s request to test its autonomous vehicles on state roads, the company reportedly has a testing facility in Concord, California which is just outside of San Francisco where it has been building the prototypes.
Honda showed off a prototype of the Acura RLX last year which had all the bells and whistles required to make an autonomous car but the company has been relatively quiet since then, it hasn’t revealed much information about its self driving car ambitions.
It’s certainly not the only mainstream manufacturer that’s using California roads to test out self driving cars, other companies that are permitted to test their prototypes include the likes of Mercedes Benz, BMW, Tesla, Volkswagen Group of America and others.