The first self-driving cars are being tested on Italian motorways

In recent months, self-driving cars have been traveling on Italian roads. Even on roads open to traffic. This is the experimental phase of a project by Autostrade per l’Italia, the first Italian concessionaire to allow the circulation of this type of vehicle… The first road tests – Aspi says in a note – started in July on the A26 where the self-driving car traveled 20 km, in a stretch where there were no tunnels…

“This experimentation projects us towards the future and revolutionizes the concept of road driving”, said the CEO of Autostrade per l’Italia, Roberto Tomasi. “Our Group is testing solutions that will allow autonomous vehicles to ‘read’ events in advance, thanks to the data transmitted by the infrastructure”, and adds: “This is another important step forward within the Program Mercury, Aspi’s plan dedicated to innovation.”

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