In a bid to provide more transparency about self-driving car prototypes and testing procedures, the US government announced a new tracking tool on Wednesday to give the public better access to when and where the vehicles are tested.
The tracking tool also aims to simply provide more information about autonomous cars since so many people aren’t sure where to begin with the advanced technology.
For example, the tool even tells you if the test involves a standard vehicle, like an SUV, a commercial vehicle or even an autonomous airport shuttle.
Of course, self-driving cars aren’t here yet, and we likely have a long time to go before any company is ready to deploy a truly autonomous car, let alone sell one to the public.
Those who head to the AV Test tracking tool will find information on the vehicles’ driving systems and safety information.
Moving forward, the US plans to include every link in the autonomous car chain with the tool, from city governments to automobile suppliers.
Track self-driving car tests in your area with the latest internet tool https://t.co/qCv3AwTBYL— CNET News (@CNETNews) September 2, 2020