Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Executive Director Randell Iwasaki announced today CCTA and GoMentum Station’s collaborative agreement with Intelligent Transport Systems Japan (ITS Japan). This collaboration between CCTA and ITS Japan to test at GoMentum Station was signed on July 10, 2017 and is aimed to further accelerate connected vehicle applications and share autonomous vehicle technology data.
“We can learn, advance and redefine mobility in California and beyond by collaborating with our latest international partner, ITS Japan,” CCTA Executive Director Randell Iwasaki said. “As the managing entity for GoMentum Station, which was recently designated by USDOT as one of ten Autonomous Vehicle Proving Grounds, CCTA is excited to collaborate with ITS Japan. This partnership will facilitate sharing autonomous vehicle knowledge between California and Japan as well as accelerate research and development of Connected Vehicles/Autonomous Vehicles through GoMentum Station’s partnerships.”
“Since its inception, ITS Japan have been collaborating with US counterpart and partners as our mobility challenges are mutual and can only be met by learning from our collective research and development,” says Hajime Amano, President of ITS Japan, “Our delegation was very impressed by GoMentum Station’s achievements in the two years and we believe ITS Japan members can greatly benefit from testing and engaging with GoMentum Station as one of the leaders in the world of autonomous transport testing and launching this successful program.”
Over the last two years, other Japanese-based entities, such as Honda, have been testing at GoMentum Station. This latest collaborative agreement is expected to expose other entities to the advantages of testing at GoMentum Station located at a secure site in Concord, California.
About GoMentum Station
GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple automobile manufacturers; original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. At GoMentum Station, technology, innovation and commercialization will converge to define the next generation of transportation network infrastructure. More information about GoMentum Station is available at gomentumstation.net.
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. 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 ccta.net.
About ITS Japan:
The main objectives of ITS Japan are to further research and development in the broad range of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – related fields and the deployment of ITS, to exchange information with Europe and North America, to promote debate on ITS’s potential uses, and to organize the ITS World Congress. The mission at ITS Japan is to promote research and development on and the deployment of ITS. We aspire to facilitate the creation of road transportation systems that are safe, comfortable, and kind to the environment, thereby providing a base for solid economic growth and contributing to a more affluent society. We work on a world-wide scale to make road transportation systems that interact ideally with humans so as many people as possible can enjoy the benefits of ITS.