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Fri, Mar 18

Self Driving Cars Need Further Testing

Self-driving cars could reduce the huge amount of space devoted to parking in the U.S. while making the roads safer, the head of Google’s self-driving car program says in prepared remarks for a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday.

Government won’t need to spend as much on driving infrastructure — roads, garages and public transportation — as the self-driving car revolution takes hold, Chris Urmson says in the testimony, obtained by Bloomberg News. The impact could be huge, especially given that all the parking in America adds up to a space as large as the state of Connecticut.

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