ESIN

European Small Islands Federation

A small, self-governing island may hand over its roads to self-driving cars

Isle of Man looks at introducing self-driving cars. Writes Matt McFarland in the Washington Post:

‘For some, a small island — far from the lumbering bureaucracies and swarming cities of large nations — would be an obvious launching point for the first large-scale public trials of fully autonomous vehicles.

‘“Things can be tried on an island that may not be practical in a city,” said David Alexander, an analyst at Navigant Research. “On the mainland there will always be someone who wants to go beyond the range of the trial and will then proclaim how useless autonomous cars are.”’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/02/02/a-small-self-governing-island-may-hand-over-its-roads-to-self-driving-cars/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_tech

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