Lyft is to collaborate with GoMentum Station and use its 5,000-acre AV proving ground in Concord, California, to advance its autonomous driving (AV) technology.
Last year, Lyft announced it was building an open self-driving system at the Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto, California, working in close collaboration with automotive and technology partners.
Level 5 is the heart of Lyft’s self-driving division and brings together a world-class team of hardware and software developers. Through this partnership, Lyft’s Level 5 vehicles will be tested at GoMentum Station – which is managed by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) – to help accelerate the introduction of its self-driving vehicles to the public.
“At Lyft, we believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible to everyone,” said Luc Vincent, VP of engineering, Lyft. “By partnering with GoMentum Station, we’re able to test our self-driving systems in a secure facility and advance our technology in an efficient way.”
“We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Lyft – a company known for building relationships with the public sector and fostering innovative solutions – because we know their presence at GoMentum Station will help facilitate more mobility options not only for Contra Costa’s residents, but for the entire Bay Area region in the future,” said Randy Iwasaki, executive director, CCTA.
March 23, 2018