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Bishop Ranch could be moving that much closer to featuring driverless shuttles. Public and private transportation officials gathered Monday morning to demonstrate small shared autonomous vehicles now being tested in a parking lot at the San Ramon business park as part of a pilot program that could begin operating with up to 12 passengers per shuttle by year’s end. Read the full article at Pleasanton...

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SAN RAMON — Shuttle buses that make steering wheels, accelerators, brake pads — and even human drivers — obsolete made their debut Monday at an East Bay business park. The futuristic cubes — a variation on driverless cars that are the first of their kind in the U.S. — get around using 21st century technology, including lasers on all four corners, GPS navigation and sensors that detect obstacles. Read the full article and see the video...

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (KGO) — Researchers in San Ramon are testing out new driverless red buses that could be on streets in the future. The buses fit up to 12 passengers and it’s being dubbed “The future of suburban transportation.” See the video at ABC 7...

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A pair of driverless shuttles are humming around a business complex in San Ramon, and they could become the first fully autonomous vehicles on public roads in California. Testing began Monday at Bishop Ranch, a sprawling 585-acre office park. In a few months, employees will be able to ride the shuttles from parking lots and transit stops to their offices… Read the full article and see the video at...

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Monday was the first day Bishop Ranch tested the self-driving shuttles on its 585-acre campus, home to some 30,000 workers. For now, those workers won’t get to ride the shuttles, which will initially operate in an empty parking lot with a few employees of Sunset Development Co., the park’s owner, as passengers. But if all goes well — and state regulators give an OK — within months, the self-driving shuttles will be ferrying workers...

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced ten automated vehicle proving ground test sites that will form a Community of Practice with the goal of advancing autonomous and connected vehicle technology.   The proving ground designees were announced Jan. 19 and include: Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center...

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