The Automated Driving Systems project is one of six ground-breaking projects that make up the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s (CCTA) INNOVATE 680 project. The program seeks to implement a suite of six projects that, when operating together, will address corridorwide congestion, travel delays, and operational challenges. CCTA is running a pilot project that will ultimately lead to communication between a vehicle and the infrastructure (v2I) and vehicle and vehicle (V2V).
Safety data gathered during the pilot project will inform the development of technology that allows infrastructure and vehicles to talk to one another and avoid collisions. This data will also guide the creation of more accessible travel options for the elderly and disabled. Three ground-breaking demonstration projects will be conducted as part of this pilot:
- Rossmoor First Mile/Last Mile Shared Autonomous Vehicles
- Martinez County Hospital Accessible Transportation
- Improved Personal Mobility on I-680 Corridor (V2I, V2V)