Former Massachusetts Army base floated as testing ground for self-driving cars
Posted: March 29, 2016 at 6:45
By: Shira Schoenberg
A former U.S. Army base in Massachusetts is being considered as a potential testing ground for self-driving cars.
An unused portion of Devens, a publicly owned former Army base 35 miles west of Boston, may be turned into a facility that would be rented to private companies to test self-driving vehicle technology.
“What’s happened with the automated vehicle industry is there’s a whole bunch of research and development going on here in Massachusetts with companies that are developing the technologies to make it all possible,” said Thatcher Kezer, senior vice president at MassDevelopment, the agency that manages Devens. “They’re looking for places they can test this technology.”