Friday, June 22, 2018

Self-driving shuttle coming to Gainesville in April

The days of dreaming about riding in a self-driving vehicle in Gainesville are no longer a thing of the future. In just a few months, Gainesville residents will be able to travel...

Wary of riding a shuttle with no driver? Designers say it’s actually safer

Ask transit riders what they think about the driverless car that's headed to downtown Tampa in January and you'll usually get the same, wary answer. Let someone else try it first. The people...

Construction begins on $42 million SunTrax test facility in Auburndale

When you think of autonomous cars, the city of Auburndale doesn’t come to mind. All of that is expected to change in the coming years. Officials from Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, along with...

‘Smart Cities’ grant would incentivize local transportation innovation

Traffic gridlock is the present for major Florida cities, but does it have to be the future? A bill (“the Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program”) filed Monday in the Florida Legislature...

Tampa will get a look at its driverless downtown shuttle, launching in January

Downtown's newest way to get around is ready for its close-up. The P-1 electric shuttle, an autonomous vehicle without a human driver, will be on display at the Fifth Annual Florida Automated...

Space Coast could help develop futuristic, monorail-like mass transit— again

It's like a page from science-fiction: A techno transit company, using Jetsons-like pods and magnetic levitation, will build a test track at Kennedy Space Center and develop a mass transit system capable...

New transit technology to transform UCF Downtown and beyond

It may sound like a scene from a science fiction story: more than 66,000 University of Central Florida students heading to and from class on a driverless shuttle that automatically stops...

Central Florida gets $12M grant to test self-driving cars, new tech

Central Florida will get to test intelligent transportation system technologies aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety and easing congestion thanks to a nearly $12 million federal grant. The Federal Highway Administration awarded $11.9...

High-tech Tampa area pilot project paves the way for driverless cars

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority has released a video demonstrating how its Connected Vehicle pilot program tests technology necessary for autonomous vehicles that also increases driver safety. The less than one-minute video...

Luminar lands Toyota for self-driving car sensors

A company that has a major office in Central Florida and builds technology used in autonomous vehicles received a vote of confidence from a major auto manufacturer. Sensors made by Luminar Technologies...
- Advertisement -