While Google got the go-ahead to run their driverless cars in Nevada last year, they are still not an established automaker. It seems as though Audi will be the first established automaker to place their cars on public roads.
Nevada has just given Audi the go-ahead to operate their driverless cars on public roads, making it the third license of this type that Nevada has given out. The other one went to German automotive supplier, Continental.
Only time will tell if Audi can surpass Google as the leader in self-driving vehicles. However, it seems as though Audi may have the edge going forward even though Google has been in the lead for a couple years now. Audi has the advantage of getting their driverless tech from the Volkswagen Auto Group Electronics Research Lab, as well as Standford.
Be sure to be on the look out for more news about Audi’s driverless tech as they are bound to show off some of their tech at CES this week.
[Source: Jalopnik, Forbes]