July 22, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 3/24/2014

" We want to be the state that’s ready for innovation."

-- Ananth Prasad, Florida’s transportation secretary

It’s been a futurist fever dream since at least 1939, when visitors to the General Motors pavilion at the New York World’s Fair marveled at a glimpse of the automotive future: a miniaturized model of a city prowled by 50,000 robot cars, controlled not by human drivers but centralized radio waves.

That future may have been delayed a bit (the GM pavilion boldly predicted that humans would be out from behind the steering wheel by 1960) but it’s no longer a utopian daydream or pulpish science fiction: Several car companies say they’ll begin selling vehicles that can drive themselves — at least part of the time — by the end of this decade. And Florida will be right there at Ground Zero of the automotive revolution.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Greenlight Pinellas: Connecting Tampa Bay
Greenlight Pinellas: Connecting Tampa Bay

Chris Steinocher, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, explains the benefits of a proposed public mass transit system with plans to unite the Bay Area.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you agree with the Florida jury who just awarded $23 billion to the wife of a (deceased) smoker in her suit against RJ Reynolds?

  • Yes, justice has been served
  • No, that is too much

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe