America’s dreams of self-driving cars are finally seeing some reality with the latest tests Audi is running in the state of Florida. Joining the ranks of Google, Audi is utilizing a section of Tampa’s Lee Roy Selmon Expressway as a means to test their first attempt at the self-driving car.
Called “Pilot Driving,” the newly engineered technology has the ability to take over for the driver in speeds up to 40 miles per hour. Just some of the things it can do for the driver include braking, accelerating, steering, and speed control.
While this new Audi technology is still in the testing phase, it is expected to be ready for market within the next five years. To make testing in the state of Florida even possible, a law was signed into effect in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. According to TechCrunch, the Governor is hopeful that bringing more technology jobs to Florida will allow it to expand beyond its tourism and seaport-based industries, which currently takeover the job market. To read the full story, click here.