Thanks to a reader for sending in the photo above from Union Station.
Council Member Mary Cheh issued a press release:
“Last year, the Nevada state legislature passed the first law in the nation to permit testing of driverless cars. Nevada regulations, however, require a person behind the wheel and one in the passenger’s seat during tests. This month, the state issued the first licenses for the cars to travel on state roads and highways. D.C. has yet to pass such regulations, but the Department of Motor Vehicles has granted special permission for Thursday’s test ride. The driverless car system permits a human driver to take control by stepping on the brake or turning the wheel. The car will take Councilmember Cheh for a short ride, approximately five to six minutes, through downtown D.C.”