Infrastructure upgrades needed for self-driving cars

Most wouldn’t argue, it would be nice to sit back and let your car do the driving. Matt Smith with the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems says it’s not as far off as some may think.

“We’re leveraging a lot of communications technology. We already have the same communications technology that allows us to get these camera images back from the roadway back to this traffic operations center,” Smith said.Smith says a chunk of what’s needed for autonomous driving is already in place. It’s just a matter of upgrading the current technology and infrastructure.