Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Announces Partnership with Heex Technologies to Advance Autonomous Driving Data Systems

Monday, September 25, 2023

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Franck Kanga, Head of communications


Luna Salaver, Acting Director of External Affairs
Contra Costa Transportation Authority

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WALNUT CREEK, CA – Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) today announced a new strategic partnership with Heex Technologies to refine data processing capabilities for autonomous vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and mobility operators. This strategic alliance, which includes the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and the Federal Transit Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (FTA), will contribute significantly to the development of local and national safety standards and rulemaking for autonomous vehicles through the gathering and sharing of vehicle data.

“CCTA’s innovation goals hinge on quality partnerships like the one we’re forging with Heex, CCTA Executive Director Tim Haile said. “The data management work offered by their team will help shape autonomous vehicle technology and policy locally and nationally. We’re proud to be taking this step forward with Heex, UC Berkeley, and the FTA.”

Heex Technologies specializes in refining data processing for autonomous vehicle OEMs and mobility operators. A core aspect of the agreement is the deployment of Heex Technologies’ innovative Smart Data software solution. Engineered to manage, process, and analyze high-volume data, this system will provide a comprehensive understanding of autonomous vehicle behavior and operational efficacy, supporting the development of enhanced safety and performance standards.

“The large amount of collected data in the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) demonstration projects can represent petabytes (one petabyte equates to the memory needed to store over 500,000 photos on your smartphone), and provide high-quality data to the FTA, academia, and the public. CCTA staff and project partner UC Berkeley PATH have identified Heex’s platform as the best fit to provide the necessary data processing services the meet the project needs. Heex’s platform will effectively process and visualize the data collected from the programs operational scenarios to demonstrate vehicle safety.”
(ref – CCTA agreement n°632)

“This is a major milestone for us, and a very good news for our development opportunities in the United States of America,” Bruno Mendes Da Silva, Heex Co-founder and CEO “Heex Technologies is committed to the belief that Smart Data, as opposed to Big Data, is the most effective approach to harmonizing new technologies with sustainability. We are looking forward to working with many more transportation authorities like CCTA to enable the advent and deployment of Autonomous Vehicles on public roads” Mendes Da Silva added.


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. With a staff of twenty people managing a multibillion-dollar suite of projects and programs, 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

About Heex Technologies
Heex Technologies is a French deeptech start-up based in Paris providing a data management software solution for R&D teams working on advanced artificial intelligence. With a solid commitment to innovation, Heex Technologies has developed an event-driven approach to automate the push of relevant data (the Smart Data) to the right teams within their organization. Their technology helps companies to transform their data into actionable insights, improving efficiency decision-making, and competitive positioning.