Local Motors by LM Industries Group, AAA Northern California and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are testing an innovative solution to the “first mile, last mile” challenge that many commuters in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country face on a daily basis. Local Motors is working with AAA Northern California and CCTA to test its electric, 3D printed AV shuttle, Olli, at GoMentum Station in Contra Costa County, with future plans of deployment near transit stations around Northern California.
Olli is an environmentally-friendly, viable and sustainable transportation option for cities, companies, hospitals, campuses and other locations where people need to move from one place to another. The shuttle features cognitive response technology and sensors, and an obstacle avoidance system. Local Motors and AAA Northern California will continue testing for a year before piloted deployment options are considered in Contra Costa County.
GoMentum Station is the largest closed-course testing facility for connected and automated vehicles in the United States, managed and operated by AAA Northern California. Close to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the facility provides a range of terrain featuring more than 20 miles of paved roadways, close to 50 intersections, as well as overcrossings, tunnels, railroad tracks and a mini-city. GoMentum Station also has a strong partnership with CCTA and helps connect the public sector to new mobility technologies as they’re being developed. GoMentum Station recently opened a new Vehicle to Everything (V2X) lab to test connected technologies. The V2X lab is equipped with advanced traffic signal equipment such as controllers, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and Cellular-V2X devices.