Look, ma, no driver! Driverless shuttles are coming to Lake Nona.
Orlando’s Lake Nona unveiled the first autonomous vehicles in Florida last Tuesday.
Autonomous vehicle company Beep revealed that a miniature,
Move Nona is a self-driving shuttle and will seat up to 15 passengers. The vehicle will be able to travel no more than 16 miles per hour, according to Beep. The project is supplied by French company Navya, whose representatives also came to Lake Nona to announce Beep had been chosen as a partner on the project. Both Beep and Navya have been contracted by Lake Nona owner and prime developer- Tavistock Group which is a Bahamas-based private investment organization founded in 1975 and controlling assets in various land development projects.
Dozens of executives and local officials gathered in the Orlando suburb for the announcement. Beep is planning to plant its headquarters square in Lake Nona – a 17 square-mile neighborhood in south Orlando billed as one of the newest, fastest developing tech-heavy ‘smart cities.’
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Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer told reporters that the aim of the area is to become one of the autonomous vehicle central-points of all the United States as currently it is one of ten autonomous vehicle proving grounds in the country.
According to Orlando Weekly.