Autonomous vehicles and more – March 21

Thursday, 21 March 2013 | Science

Tonight, PNM reporter Hayden Marx brings you 3 eclectic stories from the past, present, and future.

We start in the future where State Senator Fred Risser talks about a bill he has written authorizing the use of autonomous (driver-less) vehicles in Wisconsin. These cars are not commercially available yet, but are currently being tested and modified. Risser says that putting rules and regulations in place now would help ease the transition when they do become available in the near future and provide the next level of safety on the roads.

Next, we head to the past with a short edited clip that aired in 2010 about CERN and the Large Hadron Collider. Joining us is Joe Incandela, deputy head of the CMS experiment and UW-Madison physicist Sau Lan Wu.

Finally, we head to the present, or actually the near present. Hayden talks with Tom Zinnen about a preview of this year’s UW-Madison Science Expeditions which begin April 5th.

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