Audi just became the first automaker to obtain a license to test its autonomous cars on public roads in Nevada.
Far from being new to autonomous driving research, Audi has been working for years in the field. In 2010, for example, the automaker sent a self-driven TTS up Pikes Peak in Colorado in only 27 minutes — it normally takes about an hour. Impressive as that might sound, driving up a road outside normal traffic conditions is only one step in building a car capable of navigating public roads.
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