Contra Costa Transportation Authority welcomes Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand Tech Innovators to Gomentum Station
Press Release Issued by CCTA
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
HMI Technologies and Land Transport Authority of Singapore Sign Up to Help Advance Autonomous Vehicle Innovations
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Executive Director Randell Iwasaki announced today the addition of two international partners. A collaborative agreement between Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) and HMI Technologies from Australia and New Zealand was signed with CCTA and GoMentum Station to explore opportunities to work cooperatively on demonstration projects and share knowledge to advance Intelligent Transportation Systems and autonomous vehicle (AV) research.
“We are pleased to welcome two more leading innovators to GoMentum Station, ”CCTA Executive Director Randell Iwasaki said. “The agreement with HMI Technologies and LTA not only strengthens the driverless vehicle research connection between government entities and private innovators, it also accelerates developing intelligent transport systems that can be used worldwide.”
LTA began its AV tests in 2015 to facilitate and pave the way for the future deployment of shared autonomous transport modes. Deploying AVs for shared transport will help LTA enhance its first- and lastmile commute and bring greater mobility to the elderly and other commuters who may have difficulties in taking public transportation today.
Earlier this year, HMI began testing autonomous vehicles around Christchurch Airport, New Zealand, conducted safely on private airport roads. In addition, HMI Technologies is now conducting AV tests in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, and has recently announced the manufacture of its own range of AV shuttles, known as OHMIO. Bringing HMI Technologies test vehicles to GoMentum Station is part of HMI’s commitment to activate more autonomous vehicle trials in varying test environments. The driverless mobility revolution is aimed to make road travel more efficient, reduce congestion resulting in less CO2 emissions; and at the same time reduce traffic accidents, fatalities and injuries.
About HMI Technologies, Ltd.
HMI develops technology to advance road networks by ensuring drivers receive the information needed to reduce accidents and increase network performance. As a solutions provider in the Intelligent Traffic Systems sector, HMI is integrating proprietary technologies alongside world leading systems providers. The key product areas are intelligent transport systems including electronic signs and beacons which are products are leaders in their respective market. In addition, HMI has now entered the AV manufacturing market. More information about HMI is available at www.hmi.co.nz.
About Land Transport Authority
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport, which spearheads land transport developments in Singapore. As the agency responsible for planning, designing, building and maintaining Singapore’s land transport infrastructure and systems, we aim to bring about a greener and more inclusive public transport system, complemented by convenient options to walk and cycle from their homes or to their destinations. We leverage technology to strengthen our rail and bus infrastructure and provide exciting options for future land transport. Learn more about LTA at www.lta.gov.sg.
About GoMentum Station
GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple automobile manufacturers; original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. At GoMentum Station, technology, innovation and commercialization converge to redefine the next generation of mobility. More information about GoMentum Station is available at gomentumstation.net.
About The Contra Costa Transportation Authority
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency formed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the county’s transportation sales tax program and oversee countywide transportation planning efforts. CCTA is responsible for planning, funding and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, increase sustainability, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go. CCTA also serves as the county’s designated Congestion Management Agency, responsible for putting programs in place to keep traffic levels manageable. More information about CCTA is available at ccta.net.