According to a recent report, Virginia will be the next place where self driving cars can be tested and the stat has approved the use of these vehicles on its highways.
Virginia has approved around 70 miles of road on their highways where self driving cars can be tested.
The vehicles will need to get approval before they can be tested on the public roads, and as with other states all of the self driving vehicles will need a human behind the wheel of the car.
The testing of these vehicles will be overseen by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute who have said that they are expecting the first tests to begin within the next 12 months.
The Richmond Times Dispatch spoke to Myra Blanco, director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center about the self driving vehicles.
Other states are saying you need to prove that independently you can do all this testing. What we are trying to do is show them how to do the testing and how to facilitate the process as well
I think this is going to help us advance the technology and even more important, to attract companies and satellite offices in the Northern Virginia area to develop these new concepts.
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