NY Governor Cuomo, Announces First Successful Autonomous Vehicle Test in State History

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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