AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES: Maryland officials want to test driverless cars on I-95

Dec. 23, 2016

DOT states corridor is ideal for bringing state into the driverless vehicle world

Driverless cars could be coming to I-95 if Maryland transportation officials have their way.

The Maryland Department of Transportation announced this week that it has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to use the I-95 corridor to test autonomous vehicles.

Federal officials are looking for several "proving grounds" around the country for self-driving cars. Maryland officials have suggested using I-95 between the University of Maryland to the south and Aberdeen Proving Ground to the north.

The first group of testing areas for driverless cars will be announced in early 2017. If Maryland is chosen, the earliest I-95 would see driverless cars would be 2018.