DRIVING INTO THE FUTURE Self-driving vehicles: How Central Illinois, State Farm are preparing for future

Bloomington-based State Farm, the nation’s largest auto insurance company, is working with manufacturers, universities and policymakers to better understand not only how autonomous vehicles work, but how consumers react to them…

State Farm recently hosted more than 100 representatives of public and private entities involved in transportation, manufacturing, insurance and other areas related to mobility. The program was sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association.

Quandt described it as a kickoff for a series of workshops intended to gather information for an eventual “white paper” with recommendations for next steps, policies and legislation. Upcoming workshops include the movement of goods, the movement of people and the movement of agriculture.