In late November, the Miami Dade Expressway Authority hosted the 7th Annual Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit in downtown Miami in partnership with CUTR, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Central Florida Expressway Authority, and Jacksonville Transportation Authority. This year’s conference focused on automated, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) mobility. The FAV brings together national leaders to discuss the state of ACES technologies as well as implementation opportunities and barriers.


  • Dr. Robert Bertini moderated the Student Shark tank, which featured student presenters pitching their best research proposals to guest “sharks”.
  • Bertini also presented Florida ACES Program – a Research Perspective during the conference closing general session
  • CUTR program director Dennis Hinebaugh moderated the Automated Public Transportation Breakout Session
  • CUTR Senior Researcher Alex Kolpakov presented Implications of Market Penetration of AV and AFV to Florida Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure during the Strategic Planning for ACES session
  • Achilles Kourtellis hosted the Student Posters


On November 20, the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition partnered with the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition in conjunction with the FAV Summit to host an information session for local, regional, and statewide stakeholders on planning for the advent of ACES technologies. Speakers from U.S. Department of Energy, Florida Atlantic University, City of Orlando, and Jacksonville Transportation Authority presented on the state of these emerging technologies and discussed the role of ACES in Florida’s transportation system.


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