Florida Polytechnic University and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) have announced a collaboration to enhance the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in public transportation.
Through a memorandum of understanding, both parties agree to work together to boost the research and application of this cutting-edge technology.
Florida Poly’s Advanced Mobility Institute (AMI) is a university-affiliated research center focused on advancing and testing AV technology. AMI is not only unique to the state, but also one of the largest university centers specialized on the narrow area of testing and verification of AV technology in the country.
The mutual agreement includes fostering the development of AV technology within downtowns, university campuses and other controlled settings. It also involves the creation of work and study opportunities to support AV research emphasized on implementation and testing.
Source: Press Release