Where in the United States can I test out a driverless car?
Im doing research on the prospect of driverless vehicles. Are there any cities or states that are allowing people to try out these vehicles?
- Check the laws in PA. Here in Pittsburgh we have a number of driverless cars being tested in Downtown as well as outlying areas. No idea what's involved in getting permits, though.10
- You have to contact the companies that are testing them to see if you can arrange to ride in one. The cities and states have nothing to do with letting you try one.10
- California allows companies, but not individuals, to test autonomous vehicles on public roads. For obvious reasons the companies that test them are fully responsible for claims arising from accidents. There is no insurance company that will insure autonomous cars so allowing them on streets is purely for companies with the capacity to pay multi-million dollar claims.
The impetus for California's law comes from federal pressure. See the first source.
As one who has been deeply involved in automating a city's electrical distribution system since 2010, I have no hope whatever of seeing autonomous vehicles capable of causing serious injury to citizens in my lifetime. Automation is vastly more complex than most people think and even vastly more than experts have thought. See the second source for how a much simpler system - baggage handling a the Denver International Airport - gobbled up about $700 million and was abandoned.10
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