Bill Shuster: Driverless cars are ‘the future of transportation’

Shuster acknowledges the policy problems. “We have to start to figure out how to embrace this technology because it’s coming,” he said.
Shuster — who often drives between Washington, D.C., and his southwestern Pennsylvania district — pointed to his home state, where PennDOT has partnered with Carnegie Mellon to look at how roads could change with the popularization of autonomous cars.
“Because autonomous vehicles will be able to travel more closely together, maybe six-lane roads with 14-foot-wide lanes and 30-foot medians are no longer needed,” PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch, who was on the ride with Shuster, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review earlier this year.