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The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) received permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to test shared autonomous vehicles on public roads within the 600-acre Bishop Ranch business park, where CCTA is leading a pilot demonstration project operating electric, low-speed, multi-passenger autonomous vehicles that are not equipped with a steering wheel, brake pedal, accelerator or operator....

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Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, joined CCTA and GoMentum Station’s growing list of international partners to test a fleet of its next-generation autonomous vehicles at GoMentum’s secure, 5,000-acre test site in Concord, California. “Baidu’s technology achievements go beyond developing search engine algorithms—the company is recognized as one of the global leaders in Artificial Intelligence,” CCTA...

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Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Executive Director Randell Iwasaki announced today CCTA’s intent to partner with The Netherlands to use the GoMentum Station proving grounds to move the smart e-mobility market forward. Representatives from CCTA and The Netherlands met on July 7, 2017, to sign a letter of intent to test its autonomous vehicles at GoMentum Station, located at the former naval weapons station in Concord....

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GoMentum Station announces a partnership agreement with First Transit which will foster research and innovation in the field of shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) application and technology research. First Transit will join GoMentum Station and use the facility as a test site for innovative transit applications, including a pilot project with EasyMile and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to deploy the first SAV shuttle on...

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CONCORD, Calif. — Machines today can do incredible things. Computer algorithms are advanced enough to best world champions in chess or the multi-week champion on Jeopardy! If you ask that same chess-playing computer to a game of checkers, however, complications arise. While said computer may excel at one task, using that same computing power to solve an equally or even less complex problem is the largest hurdle for artificial...

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Self-Driving Buses in California

Self-Driving Buses in California


Posted on Mar 9, 2017

SAN RAMON, CA — A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday (March 6), preparing to move themselves onto a local public road in California’s first pilot program for a self-diving vehicle without a steering wheel or human operator on city streets. California and other states are weighing the opportunities of becoming a hub of testing a technology that is...

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