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China's biggest ride-hailer gets California self-driving test permit

The Didi Chuxing app. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images

Didi Chuxing, China's biggest ride-hailing company, has received a permit to test self-driving cars on California public roads, according to an update to the state's DMV website, first noticed by the Financial Times.

Why it matters: Didi is playing catch up to other tech companies working on self-driving cars. It opened a Silicon Valley research office last year.