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Driverless Cars Make Their Way Into Miami-Dade Traffic

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Ford is launching a fleet of self-driving cars in Miami-Dade County. The cars will learn Miami's geography using mapping technology and will deliver Domino's pizza.

Driverless cars are coming to Miami-Dade County.

This week, Ford announced that the county will serve as the first test site for its fleet of self-driving cars. 

Two fleets have already hit the road. (Human "safety drivers" are serving as backup.)

The first fleet will use mapping technology to learn Miami's environment while the second group will deliver pizza. Ford is partnering with Domino's to see how customers  respond to the system.

According to Ford, the project does not have an end date.

Could self-driving cars be the solution to bad traffic and bad drivers in South Florida? Here's what some listeners said.

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Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. She previously covered city government and corruption, environment and the arts at the Miami Herald. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Florida International University.