Tampa Plays Host to Self-Driving Car Demo

TAMPA -- The city recently shut down a small stretch of highway to offer a public demonstration of a self-driving car. The vehicle, a modified Lincoln MKZ, was designed and built by Perrone Robotics in conjunction with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). During the demo, the car reached speeds of up to 50 MPH, performed a U-turn and stopped for a real pedestrian with complete Level 4 automation.



Accelerating the Drive to Save Lives

Approximately 1.25 million people die and 50 million are injured on the worldís roads each year, and the problem is growing. At the same, mobile technology holds the potential to make roads and driving safer through autonomous driving, smart cities and Artificial Intelligence. Working together, government, business and academia are ideally situated to bring a range of perspectives, expertise, and energy for targeted safety initiatives. Join Brian Greaves, Director of Product and Channel Management for Vehicle Solutions, AT&T; John Maddox, President & CEO, American Center for Mobility, and David Braunstein, President, Together for Safer Roads, for a deep dive into how public-private coalitions can make the difference through such advances as C-V2X technology

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