Engadget reports on Honda AV demo at GoMentum Station

On the edge of the San Francisco suburb of Concord sits a ghost town. Dilapidated buildings and cracked roads are framed by overgrowth and slightly askew street signs. The decommissioned 5-acre portion of the Concord Naval Weapons Station that once housed military personnel and their families is now home to squirrels, jack rabbits, wild turkeys and Honda’s mysterious testing lab for autonomous vehicles…

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EasyMile and GoMentum Station Announce Exclusive Agreement

ABREST, France & WALNUT CREEK, California – EasyMile and GoMentum Station announced today an exclusive collaborative agreement to launch the first fleet of EZ10 Shared Driverless Vehicles (SDV) in Northern California for prototype testing and future commercialization.

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Honda shows video of Accura RLX sedan at GoMentum Station

Concord, CA – Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, GoMentum Station contains 20-miles of paved, city-like roadway grids, buildings, and other urban infrastructure. Honda researchers are using the facility to test automated driving technologies using modified versions of Acura’s flagship RLX sedan. New prototype sensors and cameras added to the vehicle will work hand-in hand with the extensive array of forward, reverse, and corner sensors that enable a suite of AcuraWatch safety and driver assistive technologies on the production RLX.

Automated Vehicle Testing | Gomentum Station: https://youtu.be/61mBXBrI1oY

The Denver Post: Honda unveils 2016 Accord in Silicon Valley

The announcement symbolized the region’s growing importance for auto industry innovation.

Skipping typical new car debut venues such as Detroit, Los Angeles and New York, Honda unveiled its latest Accord model at a high-tech research laboratory in Silicon Valley.

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“Honda unveils 2016 Accord in Silicon Valley.” DenverPost.com. The Denver Post, 24 July 2015. Web. 24 July 2015. <http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_28529277/honda-unveils-2016-accord-silicon-valley>.

GovTech.com: Autonomous, Self-Driving Tech to be Tested at California’s Concord Naval Weapons Station

A 2,100-acre stadium will be used to test technologies like self-driving vehicles, interconnected vehicles and smart city infrastructure.

The city of Concord, Calif., recently agreed to allow the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to test emerging vehicle technology at the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

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“Autonomous, Self-Driving Tech to be Tested at California’s Concord Naval Weapons Station.” GovTech.com. GovTech.com, 13 July 2015. Web. 13 July 2015. <http://www.govtech.com/fs/Autonomous-Self-Driving-Tech-to-be-Tested-at-Californias-Concord-Naval-Weapons-Station.html>.

GovTech.com: Navigating the Path to Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Important questions for governments about how they will prepare for and regulate high-tech vehicles.

There are definitive moments in history when technology exceeds our wildest dreams and faces us with one realization: The future is here. For many, that moment will come again with the onset of autonomous and connected vehicles.

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“Navigating the Path to Autonomous and Connected Vehicles.” GovTech.com. GovTech.com, 08 July 2015. Web. 08 July 2015. <http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_28451968/concord-contra-costa-transportation-authority-agree-ground-rules>.

San Jose Mercury News: Concord, Contra Costa Transportation Authority agree on ground rules for vehicle testing site

Up to five automakers and 15 other companies may use the base.

Concord has reached an agreement with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority governing the testing of self-driving vehicles and emerging transportation technology at the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

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“Concord, Contra Costa Transportation Authority agree on ground rules for vehicle testing site.” MercuryNews.com. Mercury News, 08 July 2015. Web. 08 July 2015. <http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_28451968/concord-contra-costa-transportation-authority-agree-ground-rules>.

Antioch Herald: Honda to launch automated vehicle test site at new GoMentum Station in Concord

To reduce traffic fatalities, accidents and congestion. Could mean jobs for Antioch residents.

The Johnny Cab, as seen in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie “Total Recall,” could be a thing of the near future, with automated vehicles showing up at your door, picking you up, taking you to where you want to go, and then returning you to your home, when you’re done. But, without the annoying Johnny animatron at the wheel.

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“Honda to Launch Automated Vehicle Test Site at New GoMentum Station in Concord.” AntiochHerald.com. AntiochHerald, 31 Mar. 2015. Web. 07 Apr. 2015. <http://antiochherald.com/2015/03/p15652/>.

KTVU Channel 2 Reports on GoMentum Station

Concord, CA – Honda tests new driverless car technology at old navy base

KTVU Channel 2, Reporter Tom Vacar: http://wn.ktvu.com/clip/11318346/concord-honda-tests-new-driverless-car-technology-at-old-navy-base