Finally, there’s a company with the courage to test driverless cars on Indian roads

Tata Elxsi, a design firm part of the Tata group, is currently seeking permission from authorities in Bengaluru to road test an autonomous car, the Business Standard newspaper (paywall) has reported. Unlike some autonomous car companies, Tata Elxsi isn’t building a driverless car from scratch. Instead, it has repurposed two sedans, including one manufactured by Tata Motors, and rigged them up with a range of sensors and cameras. The kitted out cars are already being given a runaround at a facility on the outskirts of Bengaluru.