Thursday, November 23, 2017

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...

This Orlando firm is helping Toyota create better self-driving cars

A local firm that builds sensing technology for self-driving cars landed a partnership with a subsidiary of Toyota Motor North America. Toyota Research Institute, a company that helps boost Toyota car safety,...

Hyperloop One’s ultra-fast, high-speed rail selects Orlando as finalist

A high-speed-rail route that would allow commuters to travel between Orlando and Miami in 26 minutes is one step closer to reality. Officials with Hyperloop One, a private effort first introduced by...

Uber offers free rides in wake of Hurricane Irma

The San Francisco-based, ride-sharing company Uber is donating free rides and food to Hurricane Irma victims across the state. "To support in the immediate aftermath of the storm, we are donating $400,000...

Want to be a supplier for this high-tech firm? Here’s your chance (Video)

High-tech firm Luminar Technologies is in growth mode in Orlando as it develops cameras for self-driving cars, and it isn't just looking for software and electrical engineers. Luminar, a company that has...

Uber caps prices ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival

Uber Technologies Inc. will cap prices for rides in South Florida through the coming days as locals seek refuge from Hurricane Irma, abiding by price gouging laws despite the platform’s “surge...
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