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1st shared autonomous vehicle given permission to travel on public roads in California (ABC 7 KGO-TV)

SAN RAMON, Calif. (KGO) — No driver. No steering wheel. No brake pedal. No accelerator. No problem.

Two EasyMile shuttles received their license plates from the DMV allowing them to become the first shared autonomous vehicles to travel on public roads in California.

This morning, one of the shuttles made its first ride on to the public road within the Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon.
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is leading the pilot demonstration project.

Read the full story at ABC 7 KGO-TV

 

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California’s first driverless bus hits the road in San Ramon (ABC 7 KGO-TV)

SAN RAMON, Calif. (KGO) — History was made at a quiet street corner in San Ramon Tuesday as a little red bus pulled out onto a public road with nobody at the wheel.

“That stop sign demarks the difference between private property and a public road,” said Contra Costa Transportation Authority executive director Randy Iwasaki, seated in the front of the bus as it smoothly came to a stop.

The bus patiently waited for passing cars as it flashed its LED turn signal. Then, with the polite ding of a bell — a real, analog bell — it pulled out into traffic.

Read the full story at ABC 7 KGO-TV

Bishop Ranch Rolls Out First Autonomous Vehicles in California to Carry Passengers on Public Roads (KCBS AM740)

SAN RAMON (KPIX 5) — California officials have approved the first driverless automated shuttle for testing on public streets at Bishop Ranch Business Park in San Ramon.

While the Easy Mile EZ10 autonomous shuttles aren’t big or fast and still aren’t quite available for public use just yet, the vehicles have made a major breakthrough in becoming the first automated vehicles intended for public transportation to get a license for testing in California.

Read the full story at CBS KPIX 5

Preparing Artificial Intelligence to Safely Transport a Vehicle’s Passengers

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 intelligence (AI) developers. During a discussion on how AI will effect mobilityAI  at GoMentum Station‘s Redefining Mobility Summit on March 30, a series of speakers took on this question head on.

Read more at Government Technology.

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…

Click here for the entire story on www.engadget.com.