The state of Connecticut has launched an autonomous vehicle testing program and four cities and towns will be allowed to test self-driving cars on the roads.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s office said Tuesday that Connecticut has launched the state’s Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program or FAVTPP.
“Make no mistake, autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation, whether it is people looking for a safer and easier commute, more efficient and cheaper commercial transit, more precise ride-sharing and for-hire services, or beyond,” Malloy said in a statement. “These vehicles are going to be part of our lives soon and we want to take proactive steps to have our state be at the forefront of this innovative technology. …”
Local municipalities that are interested in participating and allowing the testing of fully autonomous vehicles on their roadways must submit an application to the state.