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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT) is to create a taskforce which will coordinate all ongoing connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) projects in the US state.
The C/AV task force is being set up in order to document public and private C/AV efforts, facilitate partnerships, host industry forums and help encourage greater collaboration.
James Bass, TxDOT executive director, says: “Our goal is to further build on the momentum already established with the Texas Technology Task Force and the Texas Innovation Alliance, and work with interested parties on the latest and greatest in C/AV projects and enhancements.”
The Texas Technology Task Force seeks to improve the state’s transportation system while the Texas Innovation Alliance comprises a network of local, regional and state agencies and research institutions which seek to address community mobility challenges.
Autonomous technology is already being phased into Texas. Last July, Drive.ai began using self-driving vans to carry passengers on a two-mile route in the city of Frisco.