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Ontario, Michigan Agree to North America’s First Cross-Border Testing of Autonomous Vehicles


(CBC News)

Two vehicles will leave Windsor’s riverfront Monday morning and attempt to drive themselves across through the Windsor-Detroit tunnel, into Michigan and back to Canada again, completing a North American first.

The Level 3 autonomous vehicles are part of a partnership between Ontario and Michigan to test self-driving cars at border crossing — the two jurisdictions have signed a memorandum of understanding.

“If we can make traffic flow quicker, better, seamlessly, safer using this technology I think there’s a huge opportunity there,” explained Steven Del Duca, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation. Click here to read more.

Related: Pair of Autonomous Cars Cross Canada-U.S. Border (Automotive News)