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.



Automated Driving: How Government Can Help

Governments at all levels have key roles to play in the convergence of the transportation, technology, and infrastructure that will be necessary to enable automated driving. Jeff Stewart, AT&T Assistant Vice President for Public Policy, will discuss several key interrelated policy initiatives: smart cities, small cell deployments, FirstNet for first responders, broadband deployment, and V2X technologies. He will also share how policies can help protect against security risks and help ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

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