Mobileye gets permission to test autonomous cars in Manhattan

Mobileye gets permission to test autonomous cars in Manhattan

July 21, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The head of the company Mobileye noted that the ability to move on the streets of New York was a decisive step towards the commercialization of autonomous cars.

Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua said that in recent weeks, the concern has begun testing vehicles equipped with cameras only in the city. However, he called these driving conditions very difficult. Light pollution at night, aggressive driving, double rows of parked cars and pedestrians ignoring traffic regulations, he said, were major concerns.

The head of the company noted that the ability to move on the streets of New York was a decisive step towards the commercialization of autonomous cars that can work in absolutely any conditions. It is worth noting that Mobileye received approval for testing from New York State after all the data on self-driving programs were presented to officials.

According to 32 Cars.ru, in 2017 the General Motors Cruise autopilot received a similar permit, however, they did not test cars in New York. This is because Mayor Bill de Blasio has raised concerns about security.

Mobileye driver assistance technology is currently used in more than 70 million vehicles from the world’s largest automakers. These include Audi, BMW, FCA, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Volkswagen.