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Google’s self-driving car!  Keep your eyes open for this driver-less vehicle making it’s way autonomously around Washington.  And if you see it, be sure to send us a picture!

Wondering why DC was chosen as the test city for this futuristic mode of transportation? We’re not.  DC is America’s guinea pig, and has been for decades.  For example, prohibition was instituted three years earlier here than anywhere else in America (more on that story on our tours!).  When it comes to trial and error, DC is the United States’ model city for uncharted waters, and it’s only fitting that Google is using our notoriously unruly street layout to test it’s newest invention.

Want to hear more about DC’s role as model city for the country? Contact DC Insider Tours to book a tour and we’ll tell you all about it!