Minnesota AV Road Show
MINNESOTA AV ROAD SHOW (STATE OF MINNESOTA)
From December 2017 to May 2018, First Transit operated a vehicle as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) SAV Roadshow. Designed to demonstrate the SAV’s ability to perform in extreme winter environments, the roadshow visited multiple stops across Minnesota including the 3M World Headquarters and the State Capitol in Saint Paul. The vehicle performed to all expectations of safety and passenger comfort in snowfall and temperatures reaching -35F. A survey conducted following the Roadshow’s conclusion revealed a positive response to the use of AV technology through rider feedback. 96% of passengers surveyed felt safe onboard the SAV. Most riders were excited to participate in this demonstration and looked forward to the application of AV technology in Minnesota.