Watch: A Secret Test Track For Self Driving Cars In Silicon Valley

Mcity is a fake city built by the University of Michigan to test self-driving cars in Ann Arbor. But there is a facility in rural California where companies have quietly tested autonomous vehicles for decades without anyone noticing. According to documents sourced by IEEE Spectrum through public records requests, some of Silicon Valley’s hottest automotive startups have used this facility for secret self-driving tests. Crows Landing has no restrictions on foreign nationals, who make up a significant part of many autonomous technology engineering teams. That is likely because California still does not allow autonomous commercial vehicles like semi-trucks to be tested on public roads. “We’re happy to have reputable tech-based testing on site for the next few years,” Keith Boggs


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