Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 11, 2016
WHEEGO ELECTRIC CARS today announced it has been issued an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The permit allows Wheego to test its autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.
“We have been working on machine-learning algorithms, and exploring how that technology can be brought to market to positively impact people’s lives,” stated Wheego Electric Cars CEO Mike McQuary. “The Electric Car industry has quickly become the technological forefront of the automotive industry. The next logical step is for connected cars and devices to make increasingly intelligent decisions to advance safety and mobility options. We are excited to be able to test our self-driving vehicles on California’s public roadways.”
In addition to proven expertise and experience with electric vehicle drive trains and battery management systems, the Wheego team now includes industry experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, networked communications and autonomous driving technologies.
“Broadening our test bed to California’s diverse highway and roadway system is an important next step,” said Tom Taylor, Wheego VP-Technology. “Our approach utilizes real-world automotive and hardware experience with cutting-edge deep learning convolutional neural networks. We are confident Wheego will be a key contributor in advancing, productizing, and mainstreaming this technology.”
Wheego Electric Cars is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It has a Research and Development office in Sonoma, California.
About Wheego Electric Cars
Wheego develops emerging vehicle technologies. Under the leadership of Mike McQuary, CEO and former MindSpring/EarthLink entrepreneur, Wheego has become a leader in the design and implementation of advanced automotive technologies. Founded in 2008, Wheego developed, manufactured and sold the LiFe car, marking the first time a Chinese chassis vehicle was successfully modified to pass full speed U.S. crash-testing. Beginning in 2014, Wheego turned its focus to the challenge of autonomous vehicle development. They have a research and development team with expertise in machine learning, self-driving vehicles, voice-activated technologies, and connected devices for home, business and roadway.
For more information about Wheego Electric Cars, visit the company website at http://www.wheego.net. For more information about California’s testing of autonomous vehicles, visit the California DOT at http://www.dmv.ca.gov.