Kia Motors Gets Autonomous Driving License In Nevada

Posted: Dec 15 2015, 11:10am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Kia Motors Gets Autonomous Driving License in Nevada

Autonomous driving is a big topic for car makers. Kia Motors takes the next step with a public road license in Nevada.

Kia Motors announced that the Korean car maker has been granted a license by the US state of Nevada to carry out testing of its autonomous driving technologies on public roads for the first time.

Kia works together with sister company Hyundai experimenting with partially and fully-autonomous car technologies in real-world conditions, an important part of its roadmap for autonomous driving.

Kia plans to introduce a range of partially-autonomous driving technologies to its model line-up by 2020, and is aiming to bring its first fully-autonomous car to market by 2030.

Kia and Hyundai's initial investment into autonomous driving will total $2 billion by 2018. The car companies develop under this investment new Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies and employ a more engineers.

Nevada's DMV has a special license for car makers that allows them to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in Nevada.

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