City green-lights self-driving vehicle permit despite industry opposition

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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