First Self-Driving Car Coming to Capital Region
We keep hearing the news and updates about self-driving cars but it seems as if they weren't actually real, just something futuristic that you see in movies. Now, not only are these cars a reality but they're coming to Albany.
Auto manufacturer Audi, from Germany, will be the first company to test a self-driving car in New York State. Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced Wednesday that the first self-driving test will be June 13th in Albany near the state Capitol.
In 2015, Audi tested the self-driving car technology Las Vegas to San Francisco. Audi said, in Albany they will be testing a "Level 3" car that allows hands-free driving at highway speeds but requires a person to take over sometimes. According to the Albany Business Review, two engineers will be monitoring the car- one in the front and one in the back seat.
This Spring, the government passed a new law overwriting the 1971 law preventing self-driving cars in New York State. Auto companies now have one year to test their self-driving cars along with police escort. What do you think about these cars on the road?