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09 January 2017

ATI announces autonomous cross-country US road trip

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

The US Alliance for Transportation Innovation (ATI) has announced plans for a coast-to-coast autonomous vehicle road trip, beginning later this month in Atlanta, Georgia.

The ‘AV Road Trip’, which aims to bring self-driving technology directly to the public in cities across America will feature EasyMile’s EZ10 driverless shuttle, allowing community leaders, invited members of the public and the news media to experience the future of transportation.

The road trip begins on 26 January, following closely by appearances in New Orleans on 30 January, Arlington, Texas, on 2 February, Los Angeles on 6 February and San Jose on 9 February.  Additional tour stops will be added throughout the year.

The EZ10 driverless vehicle can carry up to 12 people and is also is accessible to people with disabilities thanks to its access ramp. It combines a range of different localisation and detection technologies and is designed to cover short and predefined routes.

“There is no doubt that when it comes to self-driving vehicles, seeing is believing,” said Paul Brubaker, president and CEO of ATI. The Washington, DC-based association advocates on behalf of the transportation technology industry to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies.

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