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

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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 million to a team of experts from the Florida Department of Transportation, the University of Central Florida and MetroPlan Orlando to test several smart city transportation technologies locally and make recommendations, according to MetroPlan’s news release.