Pictured from left to right: Kiang Keong Chin, chief engineer, Road and Traffic Land Transport Authority, Singapore; Habib Shamskhou, program director, GoMentum Station; and Muhammed Hikmet, chairman, HMI Global
at the ITS World Congress three parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to work cooperatively on demonstration projects that will advance ITS and autonomous vehicles (AVs).
The agreement between HMI Technologies, GoMentum Station and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) includes testing HMI Technologies' Ohmio autonomous shuttles at the world-leading GoMentum Station testing facility outside San Francisco.
Signing the MoU, Dean Zabrieszach, CEO of HMI Technologies said he looked forward to working with GoMentum Station and Singapore’s LTA, who are renowned for early adoption of ITS, and helping develop the next generation of sustainable mobility and intelligent transport technology.
Singapore’s LTA has been testing autonomous vehicles since 2015. Examining first- and last- mile solutions will help in its aim to bring greater mobility options to elderly and other mobility-impaired commuters who have difficulty using existing public transport.
GoMentum Station, based just outside San Francisco, is one of the world’s leading AV testing centres. The facility works with global vehicle manufacturers and innovators who are developing and testing intelligent transport systems, Internet of Things (IoT), and smart city solutions.
An ITS solutions provider and manufacturer for 15 years, HMI Technologies has been deploying and managing trials of autonomous vehicles in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, and recently launched subsidiary Ohmio Automotion to manufacture connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
“We are pleased to welcome two more leading innovators to GoMentum Station,” Randell Iwasaki, executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) commented.
“The agreement with HMI Technologies and LTA not
only strengthens the driverless vehicle research connection between government entities and private innovators, it also accelerates developing intelligent transport systems that can be used worldwide.”