PennDOT seeks to make Pennsylvania proving ground for automated vehicles

In its application, PennDOT mentioned Pennsylvania’s leadership, including Uber in Pittsburgh, CMU, its own statewide task force on the issue and closed tracks at Penn State and Pocono Raceway for R&D.

“This application further illustrates that we’re a national leader in supporting automated vehicle development with safety and flexibility in mind,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said in a statement. “We’ve put in significant work on this issue with our task force, with our partners in the legislature, and through close collaboration with the industry.”