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New York state to allow autonomous vehicle testing

New York is allowing the testing of driverless vehicles. This is a big step. These vehicles are out there but aren’t really being used in any practical applications yet since there are still kinks to work out. Is this testing going to start the process of these cars on the roads?

Key Takeaways:

  • NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the state will allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads, potentially leaving perplexed New Yorkers wondering who to flip off when they jaywalk in front of a car without a driver.
  • New York is accepting applications from companies interested in testing the vehicles through a year-long pilot program.
  • The crowded race to develop self-driving technology has sped ahead despite controversy caused by a handful of accidents, the idea of not having humans controlling vehicles physically, and new infrastructure needs.

“…the state will allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads, potentially leaving perplexed New Yorkers wondering who to flip off when they jaywalk in front of a car without a driver.”

https://www.autonews.com/article/20170510/MOBILITY/170519978/new-york-state-to-allow-autonomous-vehicle-testing