AJC: GT's Hunter says driverless cars present opportunity, challenges

Imagine sharing the highway with cars driven by computers rather than people.

Google is rather famously experimenting with such self-driving vehicles. And a Georgia General Assembly study committee is weighing the issues around allowing these driverless cars on the state’s roads.

VIDEO: Driverless cars in Georgia? GT's Dr. Mike Hunter Informs Lawmakers About Sticky Issues Ahead

A Georgia House of Representatives committee is studying what hurdles the state would face if it allowed driverless cars on roadways. Associate Professor Michael Hunter was a key witness at a hearing last week, outlining some of the engineering and traffic problems that will have to be solved if lawmakers decide to allow the autonomous vehicles.

GT Researchers Receive Wootan Award from the TRB

Four CEE researchers have received this year’s Charley V. Wootan Award from the Transportation Research Board (TRB), recognizing their work on evidence-based transportation asset management.

The Wootan Award honors the best paper in transportation policy and organization submitted to the TRB each year.


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