The world’s most visited tourist destinations Orlando can now boast more than just the Walt Disney World, with the addition of a $90 Million test track for driverless vehicles. The vision of driverless cars is catching fast at Florida Polytechnic University, a campus with a space-age look halfway between Orlando and Tampa. With budding plans for ways to use the vehicles in several Florida cities, the state is just getting its foot into the competitive niche even as Detroit and other markets roll out prototypes and shuttles.
Officials hope the university’s partnership with MIT and the 400-acre SunTrax test track being built nearby will set their efforts apart.
The biggest advantage we have is our SunTrax, this will give us a large advantage compared to other universities said Florida Polytechnic Junior Saivamsi Hanamanthu.