We were invited to the Florida Autonomous Vehicles (2014) Summit 2014 during Christmas break. FAV 2014 was an attempt by the Florida Department of Transportation to spread knowledge about autonomous vehicles and what the state of Florida is capable of producing:
“Florida DOT is blazing the trail for the integration of automated vehicles into existing traffic operations and leading by example with pilot projects, research projects, and open dialogue to ensure that Florida serves as a fertile proving ground for these exciting new technologies.” (website)
Our objective was to demonstrate our boat’s capabilities in the water. However, due to several software errors, the boat’s transition from way point to way point did not perform correctly. We spent most of the day troubleshooting our software to no avail.