Driving school hires ‘top experts’ to help teach new driving laws
The driving school at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring experts to help the school’s instructors prepare for the legalization of autonomous vehicles, a major step toward the goal of providing all drivers with the skills they need to drive safely.
The school has hired former members of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles and the New York State Department of Health to help develop driving schools that will be based in Philadelphia and run from 2019 to 2023, according to the school.
The new driving schools will be operated by an autonomous driving school and operated by a self-driving vehicle company, according the school website.
A self-driven vehicle is the type of vehicle that will have the knowledge, tools and infrastructure to navigate a public road safely and safely operate in autonomous mode.
“Autonomous vehicles will make driving safer, more efficient and safer for all,” said Patrick Taffin, the dean of the College of Engineering.
“We are thrilled that this company has chosen to build autonomous driving schools in Philadelphia.
We are confident that this will create the best learning environment possible for the entire community.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety (PDPS) has been testing autonomous vehicles on public roads for the past three years, and the state will likely begin testing them on public highways in 2021, according a department press release.
The autonomous vehicles have been tested on public roadways in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and have been used in a number of other states.
The state is now working with two automakers, General Motors and Toyota, to begin a trial of autonomous driving on public streets in 2018, and is working with Google to make it available on public, private and public-private highways across the U