Driverless vehicles may seem unfamiliar now, but over the coming years you’ll start to encounter or even use them on a daily basis. Self-driving cars have achieved several notable milestones in on-road testing, but there’s one thing testers still haven’t tried: crossing an international border. As a rule, self-driving car tests tend to be limited to the country where they started. But that’s not how people drive — what happens when your autonomous cars cross the border?
The U.S.-Canadian border is a busy one, and a likely frequent candidate for self-driving cars to tackle in a future where streets are laden with autonomous vehicles. That’s why a forthcoming cross-border self-driving test ride should be very informative. Automotive supply giants Continental and Magna are teaming up to send autonomous vehicles from southern Michigan to Sarnia, in Ontario across the Canadian border, with crossings at both the tunnel that links Detroit and Windsor, as well as at Sarnia’s Blue Water Bridge. Read more