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JTA, Florida Poly U. partner to bolster AV tech in public transit

Posted on December 3, 2018

Florida Polytechnic University and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announced a collaboration to enhance the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in public transportation. Image: Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic University and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) announced a collaboration to enhance the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology in public transportation. Image: Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) 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.

“AV technology holds great promise for the whole transportation industry, but it’s very likely that public transportation will take advantage of it before the generic passenger car marketplace,” said Dr. Rahul Razdan, senior director for special projects at Florida Poly. “At the Advanced Mobility Institute, we pay particular attention to the Florida industries that can absorb this technology earlier.”

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.

“Through the Advanced Mobility Institute, Florida Poly works with entities within the state to advance the technologies of the future,” said Florida Poly president, Dr. Randy K. Avent.

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