Self-Driving Cars Testing on Florida Roads, Leading a 'Driverless Car' Future
Could the next car you buy drive itself? As technology for self-driving or "autonomous" vehicles improves, Florida lawmakers, transportation officials, and businesses are positioning the state as one of the leading test beds for driverless cars.
THEA is spending $17.7 million on a "connected highway" project linking buses, streetcars, and 1,500 cars with wireless communications to relay traffic and safety information with other vehicles and road infrastructure.
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. on Gulf Coast Live, Fort Myers News-Press reporterBill Smith joins the program to discuss his reporting on the steps Florida is taking, from lawmakers to local and statewide Departments of Transportation to technology, to usher in a future where driving could be a thing of the past.