(Las Vegas, NV) — Audi is now licensed to test driverless cars in Nevada.

The German automaker follows Google in being allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Silver State.

Audi says it has been at the forefront of driverless vehicle research. In 2010, it adapted a car to complete Colorado’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The vehicle took 27 minutes to finish the nearly 13-mile circuit that featured 156 turns.

Audi says it will focus on technology similar to airplane auto-pilot systems.

It will join Toyota in showing off their latest driverless projects at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


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