Mercedes And Hyundai Self-Driving Cars Applying For Nevada Certification In Time For CES 2016

Posted: Dec 14 2015, 10:40pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 15 2015, 12:19pm CST, in News | CES


Mercedes and Hyundai Self-Driving Cars applying for Nevada Certification in time for CES 2016
Credit: Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercedes & Hyundai appealing for Nevada certification in time for CES 2016!

Nevada requires autonomous vehicles to undergo ‘self-driving tests’ before being allowed on public roads.

Daimler and Hyundai have been aiming to unveil their autonomous vehicles at the CES 2016. The automakers are rushing to get their newest self-driving cars approved.

They will unveil autonomous versions of Mercedes and Hyundai vehicles. The approval will mean Daimler and Hyundai will be allowed to drive the cars on Nevada roads during CES 2016.

However Nevada is a US state where autonomous vehicles require ‘self-driving tests’. The cars undergo real world conditions tests before they’re allowed to be tested on public roads.

Documents were obtained by the IEEE Spectrum showing Mercedes and Hyundai appeals. Daimler is seeking permission for its autonomous versions of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E200 and E300.

The two Tucson fuel cell electric vehicles and two Kia Soul EVs are also applied for by Hyundai. The applications have been filed with Nevada regulators. 

According to the applications Daimler is interested in obtaining license permits. So it can operate two autonomous vehicles. Daimler wants to showcase and demonstrate the vehicles at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

Daimler also told the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles their autonomous E-class cars are equipped with GPS. The autonomous cars have even covered a distance of 64,000 kilometers in auto steering mode. 

While the cars seem to be operable in tests by the automakers are they reliable in the real world. Most importantly will the Nevada regulators give permission in time for the CES 2016?

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