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How these Bay Area cities are paving the way for our autonomous car future


In Palo Alto, a team comprised of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), the Mineta Transportation Institute and the VA hospital are working to develop the world's first autonomous vehicle that is also accessible to passengers who are blind, use wheelchairs or otherwise need assistance getting around. — Bay Area News Group/TNS

In Palo Alto, a team comprised of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), the Mineta Transportation Institute and the VA hospital are working to develop the world's first autonomous vehicle that is also accessible to passengers who are blind, use wheelchairs or otherwise need assistance getting around. — Bay Area News Group/TNS

SAN FRANCISCO: Within two to three years, bicyclists in Emeryville and Los Gatos will be able to download an app to get more green lights at intersections. 

Patients at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Medical Centre will be hopping on an autonomous shuttle for appointments. And, within a few more years, BART riders in Dublin will have a driverless vehicle picking them up and dropping them off at the station. 

   

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