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Toyota Finds ‘Extreme’ Test Site for New Self-Driving Car

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) will test its Platform 2.1 autonomous driving system at California’s GoMentum Station. TRI said "GoMentum’s varied terrain, and real-life infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, intersections and parking lots provide the environment needed to accelerate testing of" autonomous vehicles.
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UK Re-writing Traffic Laws as Self-driving Car Tests Begin
By Steve Crowe · 19 February, 2015 • As self-driving car tests begin in the UK, the government is looking to change some of the rules of the road.
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