The U.S. Postal Service is testing its first long-haul self-driving delivery truck in a two-week pilot program that will use an autonomous tractor trailer to deliver mail between distribution centers across state lines.
Local government officials will meet with New York municipal planners, transportation professionals, business leaders, and lawmakers to discuss how autonomous vehicles will transform the state's economy and transportation infrastructure.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett told investors during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call that the automaker intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city.
"Autonomous Vehicles Testing Program Amendment Act of 2019" would create a permit process for autonomous vehicle testing where a review would take place within the District Department of Transportation.