By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fully self-driving cars are now being tested on New York City streets.

Two Ford Fusion models were specially customized by Mobileye, an Israeli firm owned by Intel.

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The company received a special permit allowing its test drivers to keep their hands fully off the steering wheel while the cars drive themselves.

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The city allowed it after reviewing the results of Mobileye’s testing in other crowded cities, like Tokyo, Tel Aviv and Detroit.

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This story first appeared July 22, 2021. 

CBSNewYork Team