UW-Madison chosen to test autonomous vehicles
9 other sites selected
The University of Wisconsin has been chosen as one of 10 sites across the country that will test autonomous vehicles.
The sites were selected from a group of more than 60 applicants that included academic institutions, state departments of transportation, cities and private entities and partnerships.
All sites have different facilities that can be used to gauge safety, manage various roads and conditions and handle various types of vehicles.
The other selected sites are:
City of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership
U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
American Center for Mobility at Willow Run
Contra Costa Transportation Authority and GoMentum Station
San Diego Association of Governments
Iowa City Area Development Group
Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partners
North Carolina Turnpike Authority
U.S. Department of Transportation officials said they are working “not only to keep pace, but to ensure public safety while establishing a strong foundation such that the rules of the road can be known, understood and responded to by industry and the public.”
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