Florida Automated Vehicles

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Ed Hutchinson

605 Suwannee St., Mail Stop 90
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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Welcome to the online home for the Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) program, led by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The FAV initiative is helping to educate the public by engaging stakeholders, developing research and pilot projects, and creating awareness of the technologies and how they support FDOT’s vision statement. These revolutionary technologies will be able to further FDOT’s vision statement; “serving the people of Florida by delivering a transportation system that is fatality and congestion free.” Automated vehicle technologies hold unprecedented opportunities in helping to reduce congestion and improve safety. This site is designed to provide information on the Florida-specific initiative and the progression of automated vehicle technology nationwide.

This website includes an overview of FDOTs latest efforts, a calendar of events and an archive of relevant articles.

Thank you for being a part of the Florida Automated Vehicle discussion. We sincerely appreciate your voice as we create a framework for learning and implementation.

Recent Headlines

Students Design Autonomous Containers To Disrupt Sea Freight Of Aquaculture Products
Posted on Aug 15 2017
The seafood industry must comply with increasingly strict demands of consumers on sustainable seafood production. For that reason, a group of Norwegian graduates have spent their summer developing smart “robot containers” with cooling systems that can sail to ports without any human interaction....
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Toyota joins forces with Intel and five other companies to develop a self-driving car 'ecosystem'
Posted on Aug 11 2017
Industry leaders in the self-driving car race have teamed up to create an 'ecosystem' to push the technology further...
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At this point, you can safely assume that self-driving cars are coming. Not only are tech companies like Google and Tesla hard at work developing autonomous technology
Posted on Aug 4 2017
At this point, you can safely assume that self-driving cars are coming. Not only are tech companies like Google and Tesla hard at work developing autonomous technology, so are established automakers like GM and Ford. But when self-driving cars eventually do go on sale, it may be a long time before you can put one in your garage.
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Florida set to test high-speed tolls, truck platooning technology
Posted on Jul 14 2017
The Sunshine State is moving along in the connected vehicle and trucking space with two new pilot projects.
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The Florida Department of Transportation is building a test track in a pasture in Polk County
Posted on Jul 11 2017
The track is roughly the size of the Daytona International Speedway, and while the vehicles won’t quite get up to Dale Earnhardt Jr. speeds on the two and a quarter mile track, they’ll still be able to hit speeds of 70 mph.
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Senators Release Bipartisan Principles for Self-Driving Vehicles Legislation
Posted on June 13, 2017
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today released principles for bipartisan legislation …
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Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars
Posted on May 22, 2017
Toyota Research Institute, a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor North America…
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Florida AV News

FSU Study Examines Safety, Effect of Automated Vehicles
7 Jul 2016
In May, a Tesla Model S crashed while on “autopilot,” killing the driver. This fatal collision has people….
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Editorial: Florida needs to be ready for driverless vehicles | Poll
29 Apr 2016
Imagine Florida’s roads and highways in 15 to 20 years. Driving may not be anything like it is…
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