DeSantis Signs Driverless Vehicle Bill

June 14, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill allowing vehicles to operate on Florida roads without a human on board.

“Signing this legislation paves the way for Florida to continue as a national leader in transportation innovation and technological advancement,” DeSantis said. He said the bill removes unnecessary obstacles that hinder the development of autonomous vehicle technology.

The bill signing took place at the SunTrax facility in Polk County which is a national center for the research and development of advanced mobility solutions. Today’s event celebrated the completion of Phase One of the facility with the finish of America’s newest autonomous vehicle test track. SunTrax will be the only high-speed autonomous vehicle testing facility in the southeastern United States. This innovative partnership between the Florida Turnpike Enterprise and the Florida Department of Transportation puts Florida on the leading-edge of the development of new transportation technologies.

Comments

4 Responses to “DeSantis Signs Driverless Vehicle Bill”

  1. Whisperjet on June 16th, 2019 6:57 am

    ..I love driving..I will enjoy it for as long as I can do it safely..

  2. Niknak50 on June 15th, 2019 2:30 pm

    We’ve had driverless cars on our highways for years. You call them texters

  3. dangerous on June 15th, 2019 7:40 am

    too soon!!!

  4. common on June 15th, 2019 3:13 am

    Hmm, driverless vehicles interacting with all the morons behind the wheel on the roads now…what could go wrong?





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