France has decided to allow all automakers to test self-driving vehicles on public roads

The decision brings the Hexagon in line with other Western states, and is reportedly part of a plan called New Industrial France Initiative. The respective project involves favoring the development of industrial and manufacturing sectors in the country, which will bring extra earnings to its gross domestic product.
Autonomous cars are not the only transportation-related item on the 34-point plan called “Nouvelle France Industrielle,” which was unveiled in 2013 and is an ongoing project.