DC mayor sets up driverless vehicle working group

Like many of its other smart city initiatives, Washington, DC chose to tackle this one with research and a plan before leaping right into a pilot. City leaders have previously spoken of the deliberate efforts to make sure that innovation benefits residents…

If the city goes forward with the pilot in the proposed area near L’Enfant Plaza, it would provide a testbed for innovative transit options near a major transit hub. Cities across the country have identified first mile/last mile connections as a transportation realm in need of a boost and they’re exploring options for improvement, such as ride-sharing partnerships and driverless shuttles.