Companies testing self-driving cars in the five boroughs will have to answer to new rules of the road.
Guidelines adopted by the city went into effect Tuesday, requiring that companies receive a permit before testing autonomous vehicles. The requirement comes six days after a hearing at which several automotive industry groups warned the plan could prompt companies to stop testing in the city.
Mobileye, a technology company owned by Intel, began testing a self-driving vehicle in the city this summer under a permit granted by the state. The company’s arrival prompted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to accelerate the new regulation.
“The city does not currently
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