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UConn May Be First East Coast Site To Test Autonomous Cars

John Locher

The University of Connecticut could become home to the first driverless-vehicle testing facility on the East Coast.

The Hartford Business Journal reports there is a proposal to transform UConn’s campus in Mansfield, and the abandoned Bergin Correctional Institution across the street, into an autonomous-vehicle testing facility. 

The paper reports a prospective investor has tentatively offered up to $20 million to build the test center. 

UConn officials say they aren’t backing the project yet, but will consider it. 

Bill began his radio journey on Long Island, followed by stops in Schenectady, Bridgeport, Boston and New York City. He’s glad to be back on the air in Fairfield County, where he has lived with his wife and two sons for more than 20 years.