EasyMile Shuttles are poised to become the first publicly-accessible shared autonomous vehicle technology for Mobility-on-Demand (MOD) operating in the United States. The EasyMile electric shuttles will solve first-and-last mile commuting challenges by connecting residents to transit at a low cost with zero emissions. Shuttles travel at speeds under 25 miles per hour and are equipped to navigate city streets without a driver.
- Cities around the world are already testing the EasyMile shuttles
- Shared, electric, autonomous vehicles will dramatically reduce the need for parking, vehicle miles traveled, and greenhouse gas emissions
- The shuttles are able to easily accommodate riders in wheelchairs
- EasyMile shuttles are an affordable and replicable solution for cities and transit agencies interested in growing ridership
EZ10s debut at Bishop Ranch, California
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 leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership aimed at accelerating the next generation of transportation technologies. To find out more, visit ccta.net.
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.
It would be easier to get commuters on board with support for public transportation without the dreaded “first- and last-mile problem”: the extra time and hassle commuters face when they’re going from home to a transit station and then from the station at the other end of the trip to a final destination.