Remote-Controlled Cars Come To Streets Of Downtown Sacramento This Week

Cars operated by remote drivers will debut on the streets of downtown Sacramento this week — and the technology that powers them could one day serve as a safety back-up for autonomous vehicles.

If you hop in a car equipped with technology from Phantom Auto, among the first things you’ll hear is: “Welcome everyone, my name is Ben. … I’ll be driving you today through Sacramento.” But Ben is not inside the car. Instead, he’s controlling it from the company’s facility 100 miles away.

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