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Getting Up to Speed on the Future of Self-Driving Cars

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Imagine - you’re in your car, and you hit some traffic. But you don’t have to lift a finger because your self-driving cars slows down on its own. The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland was recently designated by the federal government a site for trying out self-driving cars. 

We speak with Steve Kuciemba, a vice president at the international engineering and consulting firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and a member of the state's Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group. He says we’re entering a transition period that’s likely to take decades.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.