I-4, autonomous vehicle research positions region as transportation tech hub


Interstate 4 through downtown Orlando has been a pain to drive as construction pushes forward.

But at least the light at the end of the tunnel is promising.

Once complete, the highway that bisects Orlando will be one of the most technologically advanced roads in the country.

The construction project represents one of a number of transportation-based advancements here.

The others?

A Suntrax test site for autonomous vehicle research sits nearby.

Luminar Technologies has a sizeable workforce at its self-driving car facility here.

Each of those components add up to great potential when it comes to establishing the region as an autonomous vehicle hub.