The new SunTrax self-driving car test track is zooming toward the finish line in Polk County, and some interesting business opportunities already are popping up. In case you're not familiar with it, the 2.25-mile self-driving vehicle test track, designed for high-speed travel, is getting built on a 400-acre Auburndale site. The oval track is expected
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Recently approved legislation and ambitious projects developed by Florida's transportation agencies, in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and partners, are creating a wide set of options for testing autonomous and connected vehicles in the Sunshine State. In 2016, state lawmakers passed a bill allowing the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads without the
Americans will see autonomous vehicles (AV) operating by about 2020 in confined areas, with rollout of fully autonomous vehicles on roads and highways by the end of the next decade, according to witnesses testifying on Wednesday at a U.S. Senate field hearing in Washington, D.C., on automotive innovation and federal policies. Although manufacturing witnesses Tim
Americans are starting to lose some of their hesitations when it comes to cars that can drive themselves, a new AAA study released Wednesday finds. While a majority of drivers still say they'd be afraid to ride in a self-driving car, the percentage has taken a significant drop from early last year, the national travel
By Dr. Randy Avent – President, Florida Polytechnic University Accurately predicting the future is notoriously difficult. Popular Mechanics wrote in 1949 that future computers would weigh just 1.5 tons. It was expected in 1955 that nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners “will probably be a reality in 10 years.” For decades, the forecast for self-driving cars seemed destined
By JOHN HAUGHEY | Contributing Writer | Business Observer Why it Matters: The Central Florida Autonomous Vehicle Partnership will be the main place statewide to test and study autonomous vehicles and related technologies. The $42 million SunTrax autonomous vehicle testing site in Polk County being built by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, a business unit of the
Peloton Pledges Commercial Platooning in 2018, Rollout of Active Steering in Trucking Draws Near, Passenger Cars Could Point Path to Automated Steering in TrucksErik Riccardi2018-07-05T08:26:28-05:00
Peloton Pledges Commercial Platooning in 2018 2018 could bring commercial applications of truck platooning after successful demonstrations of the driver-assisted technology last month in Florida and Michigan by platooning developer Peloton Technology. Rollout of Active Steering in Trucking Draws Near Active steering is steadily moving beyond the prototype stage and is expected to become available
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Florida Automated Vehicles Summit Connects Autonomous Vehicle Industry Leaders from Around the GlobeErik Riccardi2017-11-20T16:50:19-05:00
The 2017 Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit brought hundreds of thought leaders, policymakers, and engineers from around the world. This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire Tampa, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/20/2017 -- The 2017 Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit held November 14-15 in Tampa Florida brought together hundreds of thought leaders, policymakers, and
By: AJOT - OCOEE, FL – On Monday, November 13 Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (Florida’s Turnpike) held a groundbreaking ceremony and open house for its new center for transportation innovation, SunTrax. SunTrax, a long-term partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike and Florida Polytechnic University (Florida Poly), includes a 2.25 mile oval track