Florida aims to lead driverless car revolution

“The emerging technology is not as far-fetched as people may imagine,” said Florida Secretary of Transportation Ananth Prasad, who got a 70 mph demonstration ride on Interstate 10 near Tallahassee in one of Google’s AVs…
Florida is trying to be at the head of the game as AV technology evolves, Prasad said.
“We need to know how the technology will affect the infrastructure we must plan,” he said.
With that goal in mind, DOT, the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority and the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research, will host the Florida Automated Vehicles summit in Tampa on Thursday and Friday for elected officials, trade organizations, transportation professionals and manufacturers.