Tag Archives: Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles or eVTOL: Which Will Be First?

Joby Aviation Aircraft

“eVTOLs will initially be human-piloted and, barring any near-term leaps in battery technology, first iterations may even have hybrid propulsion. Both factors will significantly accelerate the timeline against AVs. Because they will provide such drastic time savings, even with human pilots, these new aircraft will deliver tremendous value.” See More . . . Image: Photo By Joby Aviation / Media …

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In Florida, no permit needed for driverless cars, state senator says

“in 2016, the Florida Legislature passed new rules that eliminated some of the requirements, including the $5 million in insurance. The new law also got rid of the requirement that a human operator be present in the vehicle, as long as an operator can be alerted in case of technology failure and stop the vehicle.” See More . . . …

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FDOT committed to focus on wrong way driver detection, driverless cars

“In a study released by FDOT last year, District 7 reported 24 wrong way crashes from 2009 to 2013. Seven of those crashes or 13.7 percent were fatal. In 2014, when there were 12 wrong way crashes, according to the FDOT, including a fatal one in which four University of South Florida fraternity brothers and the driver who ran into …

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In bid for $40 million federal grant, St. Pete looks to gondolas, Tampa to smart technology

“St. Petersburg’s proposed gondola line would head south along Fourth Street from the Gateway area than head west along First avenues N and S, with a spur to Tyrone Boulevard and on to Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. Another spur would go south along 34th Street through the Skyway Marina District and end at Eckerd College.” See More . …

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Obama pledges nearly $4 billion for self-driving cars

“Auto companies praised the Obama administration for displaying a commitment to allowing carmakers to develop self-driving vehicles, but they cautioned that the federal government will not be able to foster a market for the automated cars alone. ” See More . . . Source: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/265932-obama-pledges-nearly-4-billion-for-self-driving-carsBy: Keith Laing – The Hill

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The (Other) Transportation Tech to Watch in 2016

“Always-on wireless communications between cars, and between cars and infrastructure, will almost certainly spread more quickly than driverless cars, while providing a lot of similar benefits in safety and efficiency. The Department of Transportation is expected to release its rules for V2V in early 2016, which will hopefully push the auto industry closer to a true standard.” See More . …

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Hyundai to develop fully autonomous cars by 2030

“Hyundai Motor Group said that it is focusing Kia’s R&D resources on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The new technologies will join the suite of technologies already offered by Kia on its latest production vehicles in many of its global markets, including the Sorento and the soon-to-be-launched all-new Optima and Sportage.” See More . . . Source: …

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Self-driving cars may be available sooner than expected

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How Driverless Cars Could Impact Real Estate

“Driverless cars could affect everything from where gas stations are placed to how much parking is needed for a given property, Partner Engineering and Science’s president Joe Derhake said in his presentation “Disruptive Technologies: Risks and Opportunities of Changing CRE Demands” during RealShare National Investment & Finance here yesterday. The presentation dealt with how emerging market trends and advancements in …

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