With an early $12 million grant, Central Florida will be looking to kick start its tryst with autonomous / self driving cars. The city aims to deploy its latest intelligent systems focused on improving pedestrian safety and easing congestion on its roads. The Administration sanctioned the grant, to a team of experts who would test several smart city transportation technologies locally and make further recommendations.
This project puts Central Florida on the cutting edge of technology in transportation — and it’s only the beginning. Once the technology is tested, we can then take the lessons learned and expand it to all of Central Florida,”
– MetroPlan Orlando Executive Director Harry Barley.
The programs will be created and deployed throughout 2018 and 2019. Operation and maintenance of the project is expected to continue through 2021. The key systems involved in this grant are – Ped Safe, Green Way, Smart Community and Sun Store.