Relay, an autonomous shuttle program launched in Fairfax County, Va., in October 2020, is offering officials a better understanding of how driverless shuttles navigate live traffic and how to improve work zone safety.
Expect to see more low-speed, autonomous shuttle projects developing into full-scale integrated transit services. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida plans to launch the first phase of AV shuttles into its transit mix by 2023.
Peachtree Corners, Ga., is partnering with Qualcomm Technologies and Jacobs to deploy direct vehicle-to-everything communications in two city vehicles as a development to improve safety and traffic management.
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When cars can operate themselves, the central question will be whether accidents are the manufacturer’s responsibility or whether the fault would lie with the driver and be covered by personal auto insurance.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is experimenting with autonomous technology from ThorDrive in its vehicles carrying luggage between the terminal and aircraft.
Drones, robots and self-driving cars were all buzzing through downtown Westminster, Md., on Thursday for the ribbon-cutting of the first phase of MAGIC's autonomous corridor project in the region.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is determining if Tesla engages in false advertising about the vehicle's self-driving capabilities. The investigation comes as Tesla faces numerous lawsuits and criticisms.
The California Highway Patrol is looking into a sighting on an Oakland freeway of a Tesla with only one passenger in the backseat. Two photos posted on Facebook seem to confirm the vehicle was illegally driving itself.
How states choose to regulate insurance and liability for self-driving cars may impact how quickly consumers adopt them, but many questions remain around how and when to set these new policies.