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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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ITS Australia and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and GoMentum Station have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, with the goal of sharing and supporting each other’s endeavors to develop and deploy technologies which promote safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable transportation. “Through an open exchange of our findings, we hope to not only speed the process of making these new transportation...

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In California, a former military base has been turned into a 2,100 acre test site called GoMentum Station, where Honda has been testing its autonomous driving technology. It has about 20 miles of paved roads and a cluster of barracks and buildings that provide an urban environment. It is also a secure location where companies can test cars in private… Read Full Article Here “For Driverless Cars, Citylike Test Sites Offer the...

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CONCORD — In a small corner of Contra Costa County, amid decaying remnants of a bygone military era, Honda automakers are envisioning the future of automated transportation. Within four years, Honda plans to have vehicles entering and exiting freeways and changing lanes without a driver ever having to press on the gas, hit the brakes or steer. Within the next 20 years, those cars will become connected not only to each other, but...

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