Lyft wins permit to test self-driving cars in California


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 Lyft wins permit to test self-driving cars in California

An illuminated sign appears in a Lyft ride-hailing car in Los AngelesU.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses.

Lyft's permit, reflected on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website, comes two months after it announced plans to offer a self-driving car as a ride option in the San Francisco Bay Area. (http://bit.ly/1VX2VW7)

Lyft already has partnerships in place with autonomous car companies to advance its self-driving strategy.

The firm struck a research collaboration earlier this year with Alphabet unit Waymo. It has also secured deals with Ford Motor Co and startup Nutonomy to incorporate self-driving cars in its fleet.

Lyft's chief rival Uber [UBER.UL] secured the California permit to test self-driving cars in March. Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics, Tesla Inc and a host of automakers also have the permit.

(Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

By: Reuters

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