Driverless cars coming to Northern Virginia
Driverless cars will soon be on Northern Virginia roads, in a test by the Virginia Tech Transportation, in partnership with VDOT; DMV; Transurban and HERE; and Nokiaês mapping business. The Virginia Automated Corridors will cover more than 70 miles of roads, including Interstates 55, 495 and 95 plus state routes 29 and 50.
As Virginia Tech notes, that area is one of the most congested corridors in the nation. The automated roads will integrate many resources, including access to dedicated high-occupancy toll lanes managed by Transurban along I-495 and I-95; high-definition mapping; real-time traffic; intelligent routing, and connected vehicle capabilities.
Next-generation vehicle technologies can help transform our transportation system, from enhancing safety to supporting driver convenience, said Tom Dingus, director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.Download Bulletin PDF