AUDI of America has successfully demonstrated an autonomous vehicle test in NY State the first of its kind in state history.
“Self-driving vehicles are the next frontier in transportation, with the potential to vastly improve traffic safety on New York’s roadways,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York is a proven leader in innovation and cutting edge technology, and these first ever demonstrations are a major milestone toward making this new technology a reality and continuing to move New York forward.”
Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, said, “Audi, with the partnership of forward-thinking states like New York, are at the forefront of defining the future of transportation. That kind of innovation only happens with industry and government working hand-in-hand toward a shared goal of safer roads.”
The law permitting demonstrations or tests is set to expire April 1, 2018. DMV and State Police are required by law to submit a report on New York’s progress with autonomous vehicle testing no later than June 1, 2018. Testing requirements and the application are available here.
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