Creating the Future of Transportation at the #2021FAVSummit

At the cutting edge of mobility options and services, Florida is continuing to make advancements in Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) transportation technologies. The next decades will be defined by exciting research, policies, implementation programs, and solutions on a local, regional, and statewide level.

At the 2021 Florida Autonomous Vehicle Summit from November 29 through December 1, leaders in the transportation industry nationally recognized experts, and those on the forefront of mobility will gather in Orlando to learn, network, celebrate milestones, and propose plans.

The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of emerging technologies to provide access, safety, and increased mobility for people and goods. Public/private partnerships are providing appealing new infrastructure and services that are helping cities and regions to evolve for the better. As the state goes through transition periods with existing and emerging technologies, there is a great potential to make mobility easier, safer and more accessible.

The FAV Summit discussions will focus on how Florida can serve as a global role model for autonomous vehicles, commercial mobility, speedy delivery, logistics, AI, and data best practices. Innovation in Florida adds value to our economy, creates opportunities for equity and inclusion, upholds the environment, and accelerates technologies that increase reliability and services for all.

Florida’s Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Initiative shows an impressive landscape of projects in all phases of development. Emerging technologies hold the promise for reshaping how we travel for the greater good, for both residents, visitors, and those that choose to relocate to the Sunshine State.

With governmental and political support, the FAV Summit is often full of surprise speakers and riveting thought leaders who wow audiences, from Governor Ron DeSantis and other legislators to C-suite autonomous driving technology company leaders who inspire and encourage attendees to keep #drivinginnovation.

Last year, the 2045 Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) was published by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Policy Planning. The FTP outlined how technologies can “address land use and socioeconomic factors to improve safety and security for all modes.”

As our state’s infrastructure has the opportunity to “become more resilient to risks and take advantage of innovations,” the definition of infrastructure must now be inclusive of technology. Movement of people and freight are the top priorities, and growth and environmental stewardship “go hand in hand.”

Recent legislation created the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Office of Broadband to develop a statewide broadband strategic plan as well as funding for this within multi-use transportation corridors.

2020 also saw the Florida Statute 339.287 for the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Master Plan being signed into law to develop this infrastructure along with the State Highway System. Florida’s High Tech Corridor Council – an initiative involving the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and the University of Florida – continues to contribute pivotal research and expand frontiers.

At the #2021FAVSummit, attendees will experience groundbreaking demonstrations, research exhibits, and sessions that raise awareness, expertise, and capabilities to the next level. No other event statewide brings attendees this much access, research, and inspiration at the leading edge of technologies.

Gather with us to discuss mobility, operations, law, infrastructure, functional design, cybersecurity, ethics, aftermarket products, enabling technologies, public policy, and more. Your safety while delivering a quality conference for attendees is the top priority, and we look forward to seeing colleagues and collaborators from around the world to create #thefutureoftransportation.