Green Grand Prix April 13; spotlights self-driving technology

State, industry, and university experts will discuss autonomous vehicles, self-driving cars, for the keynote panel at the 14th annual Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Friday, April 13.

The Green Grand Prix is a showcase of motoring technology that aims for a cleaner environment. The day-long event emphasizes involvement of colleges and high schools from across New York and Pennsylvania.

The Green Grand Prix is part of Opening Weekend at the world-renowned race track. Fans can drive their own cars on the track Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15.

The Green Grand Prix’s on-track activities are complemented each year with speakers on appropriate topics that are free and open to the public

“This year, national attention is on self-driving vehicles. We thought we’d bring the issue to the Green Grand Prix,” founder and organizer Bob Gillespie said.

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