Driverless Vehicles Could Appear On D.C. Streets | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Driverless Vehicles Could Appear On D.C. Streets

Play associated audio

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., front left, rides in a driverless car  to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., front left, rides in a driverless car  to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

The D.C. Council will consider a bill that would allow self-driving cars on the streets of the District, according to the Associated Press. Three states — Nevada, California and Florida — have already authorized driverless cars on their streets. 

Google is developing a fleet of these "autonomous vehicles," and the company expects them to be available commercially within a decade. The D.C. bill was introduced by D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who took a ride in one of google's vehicles earlier this year. 

Representatives from several companies, including Volvo, are among those schedulded to testify at today's hearing on the driverless cars. 

NPR

Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Primanti Bros. Pitts-burger

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich from the famous Primanti Bros. of Pittsburgh.
NPR

Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.
NPR

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.