The Alliance for Transportation Innovation (ATI21.org) has announced plans for a coast-to-coast autonomous vehicle road trip, beginning later this month in Atlanta, GA.
The Washington, D.C.-based association advocates on behalf of the transportation technology industry to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies that he says “will reduce traffic deaths, improve the flow of urban commutes, safely deliver goods to market, eliminate human error and improve mobility for the underserved, disabled and elderly.”
The first stop on the tour is Atlanta, GA on January 26th, followed closely by appearances in New Orleans, LA on January 30th; Arlington, TX, on February 2nd; Los Angeles, CA on February 6th; and San Jose, CA on February 9th.
EasyMile’s EZ10 driverless shuttle will be featured at every stop, allowing community leaders, invited members of the public and the news media to experience the future of transportation. Additional tour stops will be added throughout the year.
In making the announcement, Mary E. Peters, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, lauded ATI’s efforts on behalf of autonomous technology and decried regulators for not keeping up with the pace of innovation. “Vehicles that drive themselves, and systems that make them safe, are being conceived, invented, tested and refined at speeds that would make our heads spin,” said Peters. “Yet the rules that govern the tech intended to make our lives better, our drive safer and our trips quicker, are stuck in time,” Peters added.
Splunk, provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, and HDR, a global engineering, architectural and construction services firm, also are sponsors and demo participants of the 2017 tour.