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Mercedes-Benz to Test Self-Driving Cars on California Roads

Mercedes-Benz has followed Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit in getting a license to test self-driving vehicles on California roads as the luxury-car makers vie for a market predicted to grow to $87 billion by 2030.

Mercedes, the third-biggest producer of premium cars received a newly required license from California to conduct tests in daily traffic, the Stuttgart, Germany-based manufacturer said in a statement. The announcement comes two days after Audi, the second-largest luxury carmaker, said it received the first such permit in the state.