Who’s Driving? Harper’s Legislative Report Highlights PA’s Leadership in Development, Testing of Autonomous Vehicles
– Imagine driving down the highway or in town with no one behind the wheel. It could soon be a reality as the technology behind highly automated vehicles (HAVs) continues to advance. The February edition of Legislative Report with Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) highlights the role Pennsylvania is playing in the development and testing of these vehicles.
Harper’s guest on the program is Kurt J. Myers, PennDOT deputy secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services and co-chairman of the Commonwealth’s Autonomous Vehicle Policy Task Force, which completed its work in December 2016. The task force set out to recommend policies that balance public safety with innovation and provide the flexibility required to keep the state in the forefront of the development of this emerging and potentially transformative technology.
The Commonwealth recently received approval from the federal government to have the city of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Transportation Institute at Penn State University designated as highly automated vehicle proving grounds, ensuring the state will continue to be a leader in this innovation.
The 30-minute program airs as follows:
- Comcast Cable On Demand.
- Colonial School District, Comcast Channel 28 and Verizon Channel 28 – Airs Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Plymouth Township, Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 43 – Airs daily at 2 a.m., 5 a.m., 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
The program is also provided to Brittany Pointe Estates, Foulkeways at Gwynedd, Normandy Farms Estates and Dock Woods for airing within their communities.
The program is available for viewing at KateHarper.net
by clicking on the “video” button from the left navigation bar.
Representative Kate Harper
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rep. Harper’s Blue Bell Office