Wisconsin drivers could share the roads with vehicles carrying only passengers.
Companies have started researching technology to create vehicles that drive themselves. State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) says we could see them on Wisconsin roads someday, if there’s a change in state law.
Risser says current state law requires vehicles to have an operator. He’s introducing a bill that would allow driver-less vehicles to be operated on Wisconsin roadways, which Risser believes could help attract research projects to the Badger State. The Madison Democrat believes the technology holds great potential and Wisconsin could benefit a great deal from having groundbreaking work on it done here.
At least three other state have already passed similar laws; California, Nevada, and Florida. Risser says that shows some states are out in front already and Wisconsin should move quickly to catch up.
Risser is currently circulating the bill for co-sponsors.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (:58)