Why Society Must Prepare For The Self-Driving Car Revolution

support wbur today While the Boston region is a center for robotics and artificial intelligence research, none of the Northeast states allows self-driving cars to be driven or tested on public roads. Massachusetts officials are looking in 2016 at turning part of the former Devens military base into a self-driving testing ground. (Tony Avelar, File/AP) Self-driving cars are no longer a piece of science fiction. But as we move forward, we have yet to answer how we as a society will adopt autonomous vehicles and the laws and policies we form around them. We speak to three experts about the potential economic and social downsides of the technology and what still remains to be addressed. All this week, WBUR is exploring the many facets of the region’s traffic woes in a…


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