Virginia Automated Corridors Makes Testing Driverless Vehicles Possible in Real-World Settings

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As car manufacturers work to develop fully and partially automated vehicles, they need to test their prototypes in real-world situations. That’s why the Virginia Automated Corridors, or VAC, was developed—to provide a one stop shop that assists in evaluating and developing these vehicles. The VAC initiative was created after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proclamation allowing automated vehicle testing on Virginia roadways, under the guidance of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Center for Automated Vehicle Systems, said Myra Blanco, the center’s director and lead on the VAC initiative.