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No self-driving car maker has applied for testing in Canada yet

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Self-driving car technology is making a lot of progress, yet no manufacturer has applied for testing since Ontario began its program ― the first in Canada ― on January 1st, 2016, the province announced last week.

As Reuters points out, companies that are currently developing self-driving cars prefer to test their vehicles in the U.S., where trials have taken place since 2009.

Honda, which conducts research on autonomous vehicles south of the border, said it had no plans to participate in the Ontario program. Parts supplier Magna is testing self-driving car technology on closed circuits, while General Motors, which is set to add 700 engineers in Ontario to work on connected and driverless cars, still hasn’t announced whether it will apply for tests in the Canadian province.