Consumer interest in self-driving vehicle technology looked for a while as if it was losing ground. But in the new reality of COVID-19, the game is on again.
The pandemic is sparking new public interest in vehicles that can drive themselves, said David Strickland, Democratic staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, in a Zoom presentation during the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars on Tuesday.
COVID-19 “is going to have some impact on automated vehicle adoption,” Strickland said.
He said government efforts to encourage livable cities that are efficient and clean — and