Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Announces Participants in Self-Driving Car Pilot Project

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Announces Participants in Self-Driving Car Pilot Project

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Self-driving cars to hit Ontario roads

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WATERLOO, Ont. - Self-driving vehicles are hitting Ontario streets, after the province became the first in Canada to open a pilot project to test the automated vehicles on public roads.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced the program's first three participants Monday, saying they will be working with different levels of automation.

"We are working towards full automation," he said.

"I think everyone here can see a world in which that will one day be the reality, but the Ministry of Transportation's primary responsibility, in addition to trying to enable positive outcomes with this kind of technology, is also road safety."

Under the pilot project, a driver with the appropriate licence must remain in the driver's seat at all times to monitor its operation and must follow the rules of the road. …

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