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San Jose Mercury News: In East Bay, Honda tests the automotive future

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 also to infrastructure. And by 2050, cars will cease to be singular vessels operating independently, said Jim Keller, Honda’s chief research and development engineer…

Click here to read the entire story about Honda’s autonomous vehicle demonstration at GoMentum Station from the San Jose Mercury News.

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.