Self-Driving Cars

Adam Minter: Self-driving cars are a natural fit for rural America

NEW YORK — On a recent Friday evening, a white Toyota Sienna minivan with a cylindrical sensor mounted on its roof slowed to a stop in front of the only hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, population 11,000.

The door opened, and I took a seat behind the driver: a computer rack mounted in place of the passenger seat. Next to it was a friendly young operator who sits behind the steering wheel and ensures that this self-driving rideshare doesn’t suddenly skid into a snowbank or a pedestrian. Then we were on the way, passengers in the first autonomous vehicle pilot to run in a cold and icy rural environment.

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Source: https://www.thedailynewsonline.com/opinion/adam-minter-self-driving-cars-are-a-natural-fit-for-rural-america/article_c78d1e8a-43a8-5277-a6db-e8d137e1659c.html

Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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