With Renovo, Uber, and PlusAI 27 entities do have the permit to test autonomous cars on public Californian roads.
Renovo Motors is a Campbell-based startup and has as a goal to “build technology which merges self-driving software, data analytics, and automotive-grade safety systems into a unified high-performance solution for Autonomous Mobility on Demand (AMoD) deployments.”
PlusAI has as a first goal to build a self-driving car through deep learning robotics.
Besides those 27 entities a number of other companies are performing tests in California as well. And they don’t necessarily need a license for that.
This article was also published in German.