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Portland selected for self-driving car pilot program

AP
Published : Jul 18, 2018, 7:47 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2018, 7:47 pm IST

Washington-based transportation technology firm Inrix announced that Portland would help pilot the AV Road Rules program.

Inrix says the software communicates local traffic rules to autonomous vehicles.
 Inrix says the software communicates local traffic rules to autonomous vehicles.

A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology.

The Portland Press Herald reports Washington-based transportation technology firm Inrix announced Tuesday that Portland would help pilot the AV Road Rules program.

 

Inrix says the software communicates local traffic rules to autonomous vehicles. The cars will also transfer information on things like potholes while human operators ride along.

Avery Ash, who serves as Inrix’s autonomous mobility lead, says Portland has the digital resources to support “safe operation and testing on public roads.” Other cities in the program include Boston and Austin.

City Manager Jon Jennings is confident the program will help Portland attract more tech companies.

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