Self-driving vehicle research ongoing, though local officials concerned about costs and risks

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While transportation officials and scientists in the state continue autonomous vehicle research, local officials are expressing concern about the potential risk and costs associated with self-driving vehicles. 

Andrea Bill, traffic safety engineer research program manager for UW-Madison’s Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, noted ongoing research efforts in Madison and Racine are aimed at improving safety and effectiveness of autonomous and connected vehicles. She spoke yesterday during a virtual forum hosted as part of Milwaukee Tech Week. 

But a representative of the Lea...

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