To improve transparency in self-driving prototypes and test procedures, the U.S. government announced a new tracking tool Wednesday that will give the public a better understanding of when and where the car will be tested,media reported. Since many people don’t know where to start using this advanced technology, the tracking tool will also provide more information about self-driving cars.
Of course, self-driving cars haven’t yet emerged, and there may be a long time before any company is ready to deploy a truly self-driving car, let alone sell it to the public.
Those who use the self-driving car test tracking tool will find the vehicle’s driving system and safety information. Other details include the location of the test, the frequency of the test, the number of vehicles involved, and so on.
Currently, the tool provides data covering 17 U.S. cities. Ten states and several companies have also agreed to share information about public tools. In addition, the U.S. plans to use the tool at every step of the self-driving car chain.