Driverless cars could change everything from insurance to mass transit

TAMPA — Princeton University professor Alain Kornhauser launched the first day of the two-day 2013 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit on Thursday with visions for driverless cars ranging from enhanced safety performance that could trim car insurance rates to a transformation of mass transit using small, shared vehicles.
The first session drew 210 attendees to the Marriott Waterside, including elected officials and transportation industry officials eager to exchange information and spread the word on how a new level of vehicular mobility could affect transportation planning in Florida.