Connecticut towns can opt to bring autonomous cars to roads

April 17, 2018

HARTFORD — Connecticut towns and cities can now apply to allow self-driving car testing on their roadways, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday.

Participating towns will have to enter into agreements with autonomous vehicle testers. Testing will only be allowed in limited, controlled areas.

“Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation,” Malloy said. “We are showing this industry and those around the country that we promote the development of these kinds of forward-thinking, technology-driven products in Connecticut.”

Applications are now being accepted through the state Office of Policy and Management. Legislation approved last year established a pilot program for testing self-driving cars.

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