31 Mar GoMentum Station Launch
March 31st marked the Redefining Mobility: Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle launch event where the newly created GoMentum Station was formally announced at the Concord Hilton in Concord, California. The project vision is defined on their website as “GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple AMs; OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. These entities converge in research development, testing validation and commercialization of Connected Vehicle (CV) applications and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) technologies to define the next generation of transportation network infrastructure. The 5,000–acre former navy weapons station, featuring 20 miles of paved roadway, is the largest secure test facility in the world and will become the center of CV/AV research.”
Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s Executive Director and GoMentum team member Randy Iwasaki made the announcement in front of a room full of press and invited guests. The project was received well and will be the largest secure testing facility in the world. MetroTech was in attendance and looks to help further the project’s efforts through partner introduction and participation.