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UW-Madison researchers get green light to test driverless cars

Cars to be tested at sites around Wisconsin
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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-29 11:53:19-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have received federal approval to start testing driverless cars at sites around Wisconsin.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently designated UW-Madison's Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory as one of 10 groups nationwide as proving grounds for the vehicles.

Researchers say the federal designation boosts Wisconsin's profile in research into driverless cars.