Tampa Roads To Be Used For Testing

Selmon Expressway

Tampa’s Leroy Selmon Expressway will soon be a testing ground for driverless cars.

It’s one of 10 highways in the country that got the approval for the futuristic experiment.

“Right now we’re just in testing,” said Kristine Williams, with USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research. “There’s a lot that needs to be worked out in terms of how these vehicles are going to operate.”
Williams is also part of USF’s Automated Vehicles Institute, which is a partner in the new revolutionary testing.

It would mean closing down the upper lanes of the Selmon Expressway at certain times of the day to see how automated cars work together on the road.

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