Pilot projects started modestly, first as experiments on roads closed to the public and exclusive to test crews. In the last few years, it’s become more common for AV technology to share the streets or sidewalks with traditional forms of transportation. In many recent test pilots, residents can experience the new technology themselves, free of charge.
More than 100 AV projects hosted in partnership with nearly a dozen technology providers have been completed or are currently underway in the country. Roving artificial intelligence is rolling out in diverse climates and environments, and several government agencies envision it as a key piece of their future public services.
Government Technology compiled a list of test pilot and active projects using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s AV Test Initiative, as well as public announcements from AV companies and government agencies.