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UConn May Be First East Coast Site To Test Autonomous Cars

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John Locher
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AP

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.