A US freeway may get self-driving car lanes thanks to Foxconn

Wisconsin highway planners are studying the possibility of placing driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 to serve Foxconn‘s mega factory in Racine County. The Taiwanese company — supplier to tech firms including Apple, Microsoft, and Nintendo — reportedly made the suggestion at a meeting with regional officials, according to USA Today‘s Journal Sentinel.

Foxconn’s $10 billion midwest facility will span 20 million square feet and could create up to 13,000 jobs. That’s an awful lot of humans commuting back and forth from work, and that’s before you take into account the goods getting hauled in. But, seeing as the I-94 highway is getting a bump from six to eight lanes anyway, regional officials figured they were prepared for the uptick in traffic. Foxconn, it seems, has other ideas in mind.

There’s also been talk of dedicated lanes for robocars (and trucks).

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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