GLT News examines autonomous vehicles. Illinois transportation leaders want communities who will be willing to test driverless cars. Ryan Denham talks with Matt McAnarney, the lead project manager for IDOT's automated and connected vehicle initiative and with Ryan Gammelgard, one of State Farm's top voices on autonomous vehicles. He's a lawyer doing public policy work for the Bloomington-based insurer. Mary Cullen reports on how Bloomington Normal residents perceive autonomous vehicles. Eric Stock takes the temperature with McLean County transportation planners. Charlie Schlenker examines the ethical, philosophical, and legislative underpinnings for driverless vehicles. And Laura Kennedy takes aim at the cultural implications of autonomous vehicles.
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