Some States are building Driverless Testing Grounds: According to The New York Times, "[States are] financing research centers, building fake suburbs and, perhaps most important, going light on regulation, all in an effort to attract a rapidly growing industry." For instance, a fake town is being built outside of Lakeland, Florida lined with sidewalks, intersections, and shops. Virginia has blocked off an entire 70-mile combination of highway, arterial roads, and urban streets. There's a fake city being built in the middle of the New Mexico desert capable of holding an imaginary population of 35,000 people. And more states are jumping onboard quickly.

 

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