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FSU Study Examines Safety, Effect of Automated Vehicles

In May, a Tesla Model S crashed while on “autopilot,” killing the driver. This fatal collision has people questioning the safety of automated vehicle technology, but researchers at FSU have been looking at how safety and mobility could actually improve

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Editorial: Florida needs to be ready for driverless vehicles | Poll

Imagine Florida’s roads and highways in 15 to 20 years. Driving may not be anything like it is today. In fact, many of us may not be driving at all. A quantum shift is underway in automotive technology. Driverless vehicles

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Florida Takes Brakes Off Driverless Tech

The Florida legislature just shifted the state into high gear in its effort to expand the testing of autonomous vehicles. The Sunshine State enacted a transportation bill that allows someone with a valid drivers’ license to drive an autonomous vehicle

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Could autonomous cars solve the Tampa Bay area’s transportation problem?

Everyone agrees that traffic in the Tampa Bay area is getting increasingly worse. Not everyone agrees what to do about it. Some want more public transportation, other want wider roads. Another solution: smarter roads. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA)

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Open Roads: Florida Preparing for Self-Driving Vehicles

The future is here. Gone are the days when self-driving cars were just a thing of science fiction. The technology is being tested across the country; and autonomous vehicles could be hitting Florida’s roads soon, thanks in part to a transportation

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Florida Seeking Vanguard Role in Driverless Cars

TAMPA — State Sen. Jeff Brandes’ view of a future with driverless cars extends well beyond the roadways. “The world is changing here,” said the sponsor of legislation to encourage the safe development, testing and operation of autonomous vehicles on

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Miami gets a peek at the driverless car — but please don’t steal anything.

There it sat in the lobby of the Miami-Dade Government Center, the driverless car from the (maybe pretty near) future, its lasers spinning and radar thrumming and cameras peering and GPSes peeping, collecting millions of bytes of information a second

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FIU May Get Driverless Shuttle in State Test of New Tech

A driverless shuttle may be coming to Florida International University in a state program that would give the school a sneak peek at how autonomous vehicles could revolutionize modern transportation. READ MORE

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FDOT Incorporating Driverless Car Technology

Auto manufacturers are working on driverless cars. It may seem like a page out of a futuristic book, but these vehicles are already being tested. Autonomous or driverless cars have even been tested in controlled conditions here in the Tampa

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FDOT Committed to Focus on Wrong Way Driver Detection, Driverless Cars

Wrong way drivers in the Tampa Bay will be the “primary” focus for the Florida Department of Transportation office for the region, Paul Steinman, FDOT district 7 secretary, said. In a presentation on autonomous vehicle technology before the Tampa Bay

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