Driverless cars tested on Atlanta streets as Georgia Tech researches technology

Waymo…is testing its vehicles on the streets of Atlanta. The California-based company introduced its fleet to the city on April 16.

Don’t expect to look over in traffic and see an empty vehicle just yet. “Human autonomous specialists will remain in the vehicles at all times when we are driving in Atlanta,” Sandy Karp, Waymo spokesperson, told FOX 5. According to Karp, the company is mapping the city and “will begin driving autonomously, with a human behind the wheel, in the coming weeks…”

While Waymo is new to the city, research on autonomous vehicles is not. Students and staff at Georgia Tech have been studying the interaction between humans and autonomous vehicles for years in the Autonomous and Connected Transportation Laboratory.

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