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Tampa panel talks all about the upcoming future of driverless cars and how they’ll adapt to it

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Is Tampa and the state of Florida on the cutting edge of transportation that is about to transform the world in the next decade? Though Tampa frustrated with the Florida Department of Transportation might think otherwise, that’s not the viewpoint espoused on Tuesday by Ray LaHood, the former Secretary of Transportation in Barack Obama’s first term in office. “We’re in a revolution in the automobile industry,” LaHood said, speaking to an audience at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Tampa. “We’re in…

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Open roads: Florida preparing for self-driving vehicles

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The future is here. Gone are the days when self-driving cars were just a thing of science fiction. The technology is being tested across the country; and autonomous vehicles could be hitting Florida’s roads soon, thanks in part to a transportation bill signed into law last week. Tucked into the omnibus transportation passed by the Florida Legislature in March was language that paves the way for autonomous vehicles to begin operating on Florida’s roads. Among other things, the annual Department of Transportation…

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