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New Florida bill to allow fully automated vehicles on public roads

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A new bill signed into law by Florida Governor will allow fully automated vehicles onto public roads, without a safety driver behind the wheel.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 311, which removes unnecessary obstacles that hinder the development of autonomous vehicle technology and solidifies Florida’s position as a leading state for transportation innovation.

House Bill 311 embraces the future of transportation by removing barriers to the advancement of autonomous vehicles and establishing a statewide statutory framework.

Governor Ron DeSantis said, ‘“Signing this legislation paves the way for Florida to continue as a national leader in transportation innovation and technological advancement.’

‘I would like to thank the bill sponsors, Senator Jeff Brandes and Representative Jason Fischer, for their work in making Florida the most autonomous vehicle-friendly state in the country,’ added DeSantis.

The bill signing took place at the SunTrax facility in Polk County, Florida, which is a national center for the research and development of advanced mobility solutions.

 
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