Shared Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program
CCTA is leading a pilot demonstration project to test an electric, low-speed, multi-passenger autonomous vehicle manufactured by EasyMile that are not equipped with a steering wheel, brake pedal, or accelerator. These vehicles can help connect residents to existing transit options, schools, and business centers with zero emission, and offer a smart solution to the first- and last-mile challenge. We have been coordinating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure this pilot project is conducted as safely as possible.
And in March of this year, CCTA received permission from the Department of Motor Vehicles to deploy the first-ever shared autonomous vehicle on public roads in California. We believe these vehicles show great promise and are poised to become a cornerstone of publicly-accessible shared vehicle technology for Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) programs worldwide.