US DOT designates 10 proving ground pilot sites for automated vehicles

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing on automated vehicle technologies.

It is hoped these proving ground designations will foster innovation and provide critical insights into big data usage. Ultimately, the initiative will serve as a foundation for building a community of practice around automated vehicle research.

Designees were selected from a group of over 60 applicants, including academic institutions, state departments of transportation, cities, and private entities and partnerships, with a variety of facilities.

The proving ground designees are the following:

– City of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

– Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership

– US Army Aberdeen Test Center

– American Center for Mobility at Willow Run

– Contra Costa Transportation Authority and 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

January 31, 2017

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