All posts tagged autonomous vehicle

HART to receive up to $1 Million for driverless circulator service

HART has teamed up with the FDOT to make getting around Downtown Tampa easier and safer. Up to $1 million will be available to fund an Autonomous Vehicle Circulator Service between Marion Transit Center to Downtown Tampa along the low speed, controlled access, Marion Street Transitway. This project would be one of the first of…


The bicyclists’ manifesto for an autonomous vehicle future

How to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. The advance of autonomous vehicle technology is raising questions about how driverless vehicles are going to interact with the surrounding environment. For example, how will the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians be addressed? Policy goals won’t be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start…


Autonomous transportation news

The MPO has been sharing news on autonomous vehicles, from driver-less taxis and crew-less cargo ships, to solar powered trams and drones of all kinds. Advances are coming to the freight trucking industry as well. Meanwhile, US DOT in September released long-awaited guidance on self-driving cars, including a model policy for the states to regulate…


Ford’s road to full autonomy

When we think of the Ford, it immediately conjures an all-American legacy in the auto industry. The Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as Ford) is still a multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903, one would think Mr. Ford would…


Driverless vehicles – coming to a road near you?

Imagine vehicles that can steer, brake and drive themselves without the need for human intervention.  Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority Executive Director Joe Waggoner laid out that vision at the September 3rd meeting of the Hillsborough MPO, likening its impact to the introduction of railroads or automobiles. So-called “autonomous vehicles” could feature automatic braking, adaptive cruise control,…

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