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Top 5 features at GoMentum Station for testing AVs

 

At GoMentum Station, 2100 acres and 20+ miles of roadway are available to our customers to test their ADAS, autonomous and connected technologies, only 65 miles from Silicon Valley. Here are the top 5 features that make GoMentum Station the premiere testing destination for our customers:

#1: Bunker City has it all: multi-directional lanes, various striping patterns, traffic lights, bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and speeds from 15 to 55 mph. Set among hundreds of former munitions bunkers (hence the name), Bunker City proves challenging in many ways, from multipath navigation options to localization in a homogeneous environment.

 

#2: Downtown is our take on ‘Main Street’ America. From teams’ operational base at our WWII firehouse, vehicles can train on freshly paved streets that mimic a suburban environment. With up to four travel lanes, center turn lanes, on-street parking, bus stops and bike lanes, Downtown will put even the best passenger or delivery service vehicles to the test.

 

#3: 12th Street – Need a one mile straightaway that looks like every stretch of highway in America? We’ve got you covered. Teams use 12th street to test ADAS features such as lane change assist, adaptive cruise control and emergency braking.

 

 

#4: Tunnel Road – Want to challenge your communication and perception systems? GoMentum has two 600 foot tunnels built of two foot thick concrete encased in a sheet of corrugated metal. Stark light contrast at all hours of the day will blind both human eyes and cameras – will your vehicle see the pedestrian crossing at the end of the tunnel?

 

#5 Kinne Boulevard – Our longest stretch of road at 4.5 miles, Kinne Boulevard offers the opportunity to test continuous driving with various straightaways and curves.

To find our more about the unique features at GoMentum Station contact us to schedule a tour of the proving ground.

Self Driving Vehicle Technology

Lyft Furthers Its Development of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology With GoMentum Station Partnership

CONCORD, CA – March 8, 2018 – Today, Lyft and GoMentum Station announced a partnership to test Lyft’s self-driving
vehicles at GoMentum Station’s 5,000 acre autonomous vehicle proving grounds located in Concord, California. Managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), GoMentum Station provides Lyft with a convenient and secure test facility to rapidly iterate on the development of its self-driving systems.

Last year, Lyft announced that it was building an open self-driving system at the Level 5 Engineering Center, based in Palo Alto, California, working closely with automotive and technology partners. Level 5 is the heart of Lyft’s self-driving division, bringing together a world-class team of hardware and software developers. Through this partnership, Lyft’s vehicles from Level 5 will be tested in Concord at GoMentum Station and help accelerate the introduction of Lyft’s self-driving vehicles to the public.

“At Lyft, we believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible to everyone,” said Luc Vincent, VP of Engineering at Lyft. “By partnering with GoMentum Station, we’re able to test our self-driving systems in a secure facility and advance our technology in an efficient way.”

GoMentum Station is rapidly becoming the Bay Area’s premier facility for putting the next generation of transportation technology through its paces. The cutting edge research and collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors are spurring innovation that will improve mobility and the quality of life in Contra Costa County and worldwide.

“We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Lyft – a company who is known for building relationships with the public sector and fostering innovative solutions – because we know their presence at GoMentum Station will help facilitate more mobility options not only for Contra Costa’s residents, but for the entire Bay Area region in the future,” stated Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of CCTA.

“We are excited to see Lyft, one of the largest innovative transportation companies, join in using Concord’s GoMentum Station – at the forefront of technological advances,” said Edi Birsan, mayor of Concord.

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