Are Oklahomans ready for self-driving cars on the streets?


It’s a question being asked by the transportation officials and experts in Oklahoma… the state ready for self-driving cars on our streets?

AAA Oklahoma will hold the state’s first public forum focused on the transformation of transportation in Oklahoma. It’s entitled “Technology Takes the Wheel” and will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 in Norman.

As the announcement indicated, “AAA and researchers from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University will address the future impact of self-driving cars on Oklahoma roadways.”

Jill Ingrassia, AAA Vice President of Government Relations and Traffic Safety Advocacy, leads the nation’s largest association advocating for the motor public in tracking and shaping this evolution of personal transportation and its impact on traffic safety, automobile engineering and lifestyles.

Researchers from the Colleges of Engineering at the state’s largest universities will highlight local involvement in related projects.

The forum will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma Traffic Safety Summit in the Embassy Suites, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman.

Source: AAA press release