Shared Automated Vehicles

SHARED AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Shared autonomous vehicles are enhancing the future of mobility. First Transit is leading the way in the design, implementation, safe operation, and management of shared autonomous vehicle solutions on behalf of our customers and the communities we serve. Through our growing portfolio of shared autonomous vehicle initiatives, First Transit has the experience to deliver a shared autonomous vehicle mobility solution.
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The Future Of Transportation

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

As automated vehicle technology and artificial intelligence continue to evolve, their adoption in passenger transportation is a present reality for transit agencies and private firms across the globe. Recognizing this technology’s benefits, First Transit works with clients and partners to deploy driverless vehicles as an integrated mobility solution.

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What Is A Shared Automated Vehicle

WHAT IS A SHARED AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Shared Automated Vehicles (“SAV”) are low-speed driverless vehicles that are “shared” between multiple users. An efficient alternative to privately-owned vehicles, SAVs provide a shared-ride solution for safely moving people from point A to point B.

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Practical Solutions For Automated Vehicles And Technology

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND TECHNOLOGY

Automated vehicles are a viable alternative to traditional buses and can be used in a number of applications and operating environments.
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What First Transit Can Do For You

WHAT FIRST TRANSIT CAN DO FOR YOU

First Transit merges six decades of passenger transportation experience with extensive experience in the shared automated vehicle space. We work with clients to determine the best solutions for their automated mobility needs.
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First Transit is a global leader in transportation services; our experience in transit systems include more than 300 locations that range in system sizes from just a few vehicles to more than a thousand. As a leading transportation provider for more than 60 years, we have the expertise to tailor solutions to your system’s needs.

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FIRST TRANSIT SIGNS EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH GOMENTUM STATION

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CONCORD, Calif. – First Transit announces that it has signed an agreement as the exclusive transit operator partner at GoMentum Station. The partnership will foster research and innovation in the field of shared automated vehicle (SAV) application and technology research.

First Transit will join GoMentum Station and use the facility as a test site for innovative transit applications, including a pilot project with EasyMile and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to deploy the first SAV shuttle on public roads in the United States. This pilot project, which began in late 2016, recently launched the second phase of testing at Bishop Ranch, an office park in San Ramon, California.

First Transit is responsible for providing staffing, maintenance and operational support for the two SAV shuttles during the testing and deployment phases of the program.

“The partnership with GoMentum Station allows us to identify new mobility solutions for our customers using SAV technology,” said Brad Thomas, president of First Transit. “We see the broad application of SAV technology as a great first and last mile solution plus countless other transportation challenges.”

GoMentum Station in Concord, California, is a 5,000-acre test facility where the CCTA and its partners are accelerating the next generation of transportation technologies. Named by the U.S. Department of Transportation as one of ten federally designated automated vehicle proving grounds, GoMentum Station is the largest secure test track of its kind.

“As a leader in innovative transportation solutions, we are proud to have First Transit as one of our exclusive collaboration partners at GoMentum Station,” said Randell Iwasaki, Executive Director of CCTA. “The partnership with First Transit expands the international reach of GoMentum Station, and will provide a unique opportunity for multi-modal testing with a firm that specializes in transit operations. This will enable us to explore how automated vehicles can complement and enhance existing mobility options.”