January 30, 2017
Driverless cars and other auto technology now has testing locales where more data can be collected. The U.S. Department of Transportation designated 10 proving ground pilot sites that will be geared toward automated vehicle technology testing and information sharing.
The proving grounds will also examine big data usage through automated vehicle testing. That data, in turn, will help create best practices and other information to help with automated vehicle research. Designees were selected from a group of more than 60 applicants, which included academic institutions, state transportation departments, and private entities.
The proving ground designees are:
- City of Pittsburgh/Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute
- Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership
- U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
- American Center for Mobility (ACM)/Willow Run
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)/GoMentum Station
- San Diego Association of Governments
- Iowa City Area Development Group
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Central Florida Automated Vehicle Partners
- North Carolina Turnpike Authority
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