Clermont-to-Orlando highway could be high tech

The speaker was Allie Kelley, the executive director of a “living laboratory” in west Georgia, an 18-mile stretch of I-85 known as The Ray.

The road includes solar panel roads with more traction than a fresh asphalt road, electric vehicle charging stations and a WheelRight station that gives drivers a full report of their tire pressure and wear and tear.

Kelly told the audience tire pressure is something people take for granted, but which causes 2 billion gallons of gas to be wasted each year.

The tire station was said to be the most developed in the bunch, as the UK-based company of the same name had already debuted the technology in Colorado.