Florida will allow autonomous test cars to operate without a human backup driver

18 Jun
Argo AI self-driving car prototype"Florida man" headlines may be a thing of the past when it comes to cars. The Sunshine State will become home to the nation's least stringent autonomous car legislation come July 1. Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation into law last Thursday that does not require a self-driving test car to have a human driver present, Fox 13 reported. The law...

Florida could legalize fully self-driving cars

4 May
GM Cruise AV self-driving carFlorida may be the next state in the United States to make self-driving cars without a backup driver legal on its roads. Senate Bill 932 lays out a path to autonomous car legalization in the Sunshine State. Notably, the cars would not require a human driver behind the wheel, something currently not allowed in most states. The bill passed the House...

Florida ranked most dangerous state for pedestrians

1 Feb
Pedestrian walkingPedestrians walking in populous areas of Florida are more likely to be struck and killed by a vehicle than in any other state. A new study found Florida is the most dangerous place for walking in the U.S., with several Sunshine State cities ranked in the top 20 areas for pedestrian deaths. The study was released earlier this month by Smart Growth...

Florida retirees to participate in largest self-driving car test yet

20 Jan
Second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicleDel Boca Vista may be a fictional community for retired Cadillac drivers like Morty Seinfeld, but one company is set to feature a real-world Del Boca Vista—a retirement community near Orlando—as the setting for the world’s largest self-driving car test. Voyage, a Florida-based startup focused on robo-taxi services, will offer...