METRO is shifting smart driving into high gear by inviting some of the state’s top transportation leaders to go for a spin in a driverless vehicle.
The autonomous vehicle demo kicks off the Texas Mobility Summit scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 15-17.
The three day-event brings together industry leaders, researchers, and policy makers to share ideas and map out a strategy to bring intelligent driving to mass transit.
The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds Partnership demonstration will take place at Houston TranStar Sunday from 4-6:30 p.m. at 6922 Katy Road. Participants will witness how a driverless vehicle can sense its environment and navigate surroundings.
The demonstration is being hosted by METRO in partnership with Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Center for Transportation Research and the Texas Innovation Alliance.
The Texas Mobility Summit brings smart cities together with teams from Arlington, Austin, Bryan-College Station, Coastal Bend, DFW (Tarrant County), El Paso, Houston, San Antonio as well as R&D and Open Data.