BOSTON (CBS) – Self-driving vehicles will be back on the road in the Seaport. Two companies that have been testing cars in Boston have been cleared to start testing again.
Just over a week ago, Boston officials asked Optimus Ride and Nutonomy to temporarily suspend their trials involving self-driving vehicles.READ MORE: Patrick Chung, Former Patriots Safety, Charged With Assaulting Woman
The suspension was prompted after a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a woman walking outside of a crosswalk in Arizona.READ MORE: Mask Mandate In Massachusetts Schools Extended Into Jan. 2022
Boston city officials have now completed a review of safety procedures and they say testing of self-driving vehicles is “safe and progressive.”
The testing resumes with the following safety measures still in place: there must be emergency braking on all vehicles, a competent driver must be in the driver’s seat at all times, and testing will only be in the agreed upon, limited areas.MORE NEWS: Woman Hit, Killed By School Bus In Mattapan
Traffic officials say safety is the first priority and they are confident the streets will be safe for residents and visitors.