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Cities worldwide are jumping on board How cities around the world are preparing for the driverless future

Driverless vehicles will have a major impact on transportation globally going forward. From increased productivity to cleaner air to reduced traffic and auto accidents, the benefits are undeniable. Although legislative and regulatory roadblocks exist in some areas of the world, no city wants to get left behind.


Here’s a quick snapshot of progress that’s being made around the world:


Beyond all the work taking place in California and Michigan, seven U.S. cities - San Francisco, Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Portland - are taking the wheel, having received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation after submitting a proposal detailing how they would transform their city’s transportation systems.

In addition, here are a few cities making traction:

BOSTON: Massachusetts based NuTonomy partnered with the city government and MIT and started testing a driverless car in a South Boston park.

LAS VEGAS: In addition to being home to Tesla’s new gigafactory, French company Navya tested an autonomous bus

along Las Vegas’ Fremont Street.

PITTSBURGH: Uber is testing self-driving taxis.

CHANDLER, ARIZONA: Google’s Waymo began testing self-driving cars on public roads in the city

of Chandler in August 2016.

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