McLean County taking a closer look at self-driving cars

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) — Self-driving technology in the Twin Cities?

Leaders in McLean County are looking at the possibility of autonomous vehicles.

The McLean County Regional Planning Commission held its 14th Annual Community Information Forum this morning.

The benefits and efficiency of autonomous vehicles was the big topic.

The forum was headlined by Carla Bailo, President and CEO at the Center for Automotive Research. She says the price tag on the new technology is quite high. However, a shared mobility service offers the best rewards.

“The usage of technology and data can really improve people’s lives.  Give them access to jobs, access to healthcare, access to a seamless integration of technology into their daily lives,” she said.

Bailo says it will be years before autonomous vehicles will be widespread. She says public policy and liability insurance are two of the setbacks for progressive communities

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