PHIA News Digest – Vol. 78

June 6, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Hands-on policy taken for driverless vehicles rules
State Sen. Randy Vulakovich admitted Wednesday that he isn’t smart enough to understand how self-driving cars work.

So the Shaler Republican and other state lawmakers enlisted those who do to help them develop legislation to regulate the emerging technology.

“I’m sure we’re going to learn a lot today about this vehicle; I can understand and appreciate what this vehicle will be able to do, but I’m not quite sure I’m smart enough to know how it all works,” Vulakovich said Wednesday with Carnegie Mellon University’s autonomous vehicle idling behind him.

Pennsylvania looks to lead transportation revolution
Coming soon to a road near you: self-driven cars?

PA Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards and several state lawmakers took a ride in Carnegie Mellon University’s autonomous Cadillac SRX on Wednesday in support of legislation working its way through the State Senate.


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