WeRide has got a permit to test two passenger vehicles on public roads in California without human drivers behind the wheel.
The vehicles are designed to operate on specified streets in the city of San Jose with posted speed limits not exceeding 45 miles per hour, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Testing will be conducted during the week but not in heavy fog or rain.
WeRide has been testing autonomous vehicles with safety drivers since 2017. WeRide initiated tests of its fully autonomous vehicles in Guangzhou after obtaining a permit in July 2020. As of April, 2021, WeRide declared its total autonomous mileage has surpassed 4,500,000 kilometers, including driverless testing, autonomous testing, and its Robotaxi operation.