Businesses could start to use self-driving delivery devices under legislation the Senate approved via voice vote today.

The delivery devices would operate on sidewalks and crosswalks; would weigh less than 80 pounds without cargo; and could travel at a maximum of 10 mph.

Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, reminded her colleagues the devices need sidewalks, which are not common in her largely rural district.

“We always have to make sure we know what Wisconsin we’re talking about,” she said.

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