Seems Austin will be a step closer to its dream of having driverless cars in its wake as more automobile developers and interested investors announced their plans to make this a reality. A new non-profit-supported-program has recently been announced and intends to start the research for driverless vehicles. The program was announced on Monday by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Aspen Institute as a way to help cities integrate these autonomous cars. Several cities were also included in the initiative such as Nashville, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Los Angeles. It is uncertain as to how the studies in Austin will take place and its use is still in question given the lingering gridlock regarding Austin’s transportation policies.
Read more about this here: More industry heavyweights fuel Austin's driverless car ambitions